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Hanukkah Music in America


A brief history of Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights

 

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

VIRTUAL EXHIBIT

Jewish Art Song in America: A Composer's Perspective

VIDEO

Conversations with Ben Zion Shenker

MAJE BLOG

Conversations: Noah Schall

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

ARTIST PAGE

Judith Lang Zaimont

Recipient of numerous awards, grants, and residencies, Judith Lang Zaimont is prolific composer, distinguished teacher, and founder of the New York-based ensemble, American Accent.

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DOCUMENTARY

Klezmer Concertos and Encores

Features Milken Archive recording session footage and interviews with David Krakauer, Gerard Schwartz, and Neil W. Levin. Narrated by Theodore Bikel.

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INTERVIEW

Heritage, Freedom and Universal Experience

Composer David Amram shares his Milken Archive recording memories

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FEATURED ARTISTS

COMPOSERS

Samuel Adler

In that he has always devoted his gifts to Judaically related and general musical expression...

ENSEMBLES

BBC Singers

As Great Britain’s only full-time professional chamber choir, the BBC Singers occupies a unique position...

COMPOSERS

Ofer Ben-Amots

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

COMPOSERS

Meir Finkelstein

Cantor Meir Finkelstein was born in Israel in 1951.

SINGERS

Julianna Gondek

Juliana Gondek studied at the University of Southern California.

INSTRUMENTALISTS

Sharon Roffman

Violinist Sharon Roffman, prizewinner in the 2003 Naumburg Foundation International Competition, made her solo debut...

COMPOSERS

Joseph Rumshinsky

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

COMPOSERS

Benjie Ellen Schiller

Benjie-Ellen Schiller, who spent her childhood in Stamford, Connecticut, learned to play the piano initially...

SINGERS

Nell Snaidas

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

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...

COMPOSERS

Hugo Weisgall

Although he wrote a substantial body of music for a number of media, Hugo Weisgall...

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