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Essay

Musical Echoes of Ukraine in the American Jewish Experience


Explore the Ukrainian roots of Jewish music in America

 

FEATURED MUSIC

VOLUME 1

Jewish Voices in the New World

The Song of Prayer in Colonial and 19th-Century America

VOLUME 2

A Garden Eastward

Sephardi and Near Eastern Inspiration

VOLUME 3

SEDER T'FILLOT

Traditional and Contemporary Synagogue Services

VOLUME 4

Cycle of Life in Synagogue and Home

Prayers and Celebrations Throughout the Jewish Year

VOLUME 5

The Classical Klezmer

Rebirth of a Folk Tradition

VOLUME 6

Echoes of Ecstasy

Hassidic Inspiration

VOLUME 7

Masterworks of Prayer

Art in Worship

VOLUME 8

Sing Unto Zion!

In Praise of a Jewish National Home

VOLUME 9

The Art of Jewish Song

Yiddish and Hebrew

VOLUME 10

Intimate Voices

Solo and Ensemble Music of Jewish Spirit

VOLUME 11

Symphonic Visions

Orchestral Works of Jewish Spirit

VOLUME 12

Legend of Toil and Celebration

Songs of Solidarity, Social Awareness, and Yiddish Americana

VOLUME 13

Great Songs of the American Yiddish Stage

Yiddish Theater, Vaudeville, Radio, and Film

VOLUME 14

Golden Voices in the Golden Land

The Great Age of Cantorial Art in America

VOLUME 15

Swing His Praises

Jazz, Blues, and Rock in the Service of God

VOLUME 16

Heroes and Heroines

Jewish Opera

VOLUME 17

Odes and Epics

Dramatic Music of Jewish Experience

VOLUME 18

Psalms and Canticles

Jewish Choral Art in America

VOLUME 19

Out of the Whirlwind

Musical Reflections of the Holocaust

VOLUME 20

L'DOR VADOR

A Celebration of Youth

EXPLORE MUSIC

HIGHLIGHTS

YIVO

Continuing Evolution: Yiddish Folksong Today

JAHM

Jewish Heritage Month

ORAL HISTORY

In Their Own Words: Josef (Roman) Cycowski

UCLA MAJE EVENT

Multilingual Jewish Prayer Throughout History

2021-22 UCLA MAJE Program Year

The Lowell Milken Center for Music of American Jewish Experience (MAJE) at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music is thrilled to present a variety of learning and listening opportunities online and in-person.

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FEATURED CONTENT

MILKEN ARCHIVE ARTIST

Artist Spotlight: Max Helfman

Composer, choral conductor, and educator Max Helfman was born in Radzin (Radzyn), Poland, where his father was a local teacher and cantor in whose choir he sang as a child. He arrived in America at the age of eight and soon became a sought-after boy alto in New York orthodox synagogue choirs.

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VIRTUAL EXHIBIT

Jewish Voices in the New World

Our virtual exhibit is a media-rich dive into the history and music of the early American Jewish experience. We invite you to listen and learn as you explore the early centuries of Jewish life in America.

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CHAMBER MUSIC MONTH

A Video Archive of Jewish Chamber Music

May is National Chamber Music Month! Explore a collection of videos featuring the Milken Archive's collection of Chamber music.

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FEATURED ARTISTS

CANTORS

Robert Abelson

Born in Brooklyn, baritone Robert Paul Abelson has long been a noted cantor and cantorial...

INSTRUMENTALISTS

Pablo Aslan

Living in the United States since 1980, Argentine-born bassist and composer Pablo Aslan is recognized...

COMPOSERS

Ofer Ben-Amots

Ofer Ben-Amots, who was born in Haifa, Israel, gave his first piano concert at age...

SINGERS

Julianna Gondek

Juliana Gondek studied at the University of Southern California.

CONDUCTORS

Jorge Mester

The American conductor Jorge Mester was born in Mexico City in 1935 to parents who...

INSTRUMENTALISTS

Elmar Oliveira

The son of Portuguese immigrants, American violinist Elmar Oliveira was nine when he began studying...

COMPOSERS

Shulamit Ran

“Shulamit Ran has never forgotten that a vital essence of composition is communication,” proclaimed critic...

COMPOSERS

Joseph Rumshinsky

Among the significant composers and conductors associated with Second Avenue Yiddish musical theater at its...

SINGERS

Nell Snaidas

A graduate of the Mannes College of Music, soprano Nell Snaidas began her professional career...

ENSEMBLES

The Western Wind

Since 1969, the internationally acclaimed vocal sextet The Western Wind has devoted itself to the...

ENSEMBLES

Vienna Boys Choir

In 1498, when his court was transferred from Innsbruck to Vienna, the Hapsburg Holy Roman...

SINGERS

Nathaniel Watson

A native of Boston, baritone Nathaniel Watson is a graduate of the Eastman School and...

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PROGRAM

The Creation of David's Quilt

DOCUMENTARY

Milken Archive Retrospective

TOVAH FELDSHUH

On Family and Jewish Music's Legacy

SPECIAL FEATURE

Yiddish Theater in America

SPECIAL FEATURE

Getting Started with the Milken Archive

UCLA MAJE

Jewish Music Festival at UCLA

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