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Virtual Exhibit

Out of the Whirlwind


Musical Reflections of the Holocaust, Part 2

 
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Special Feature

The Creation of David's Quilt


From Biblical Inspiration to Modern Musical Epic

 

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

OBITUARY

Martin Bookspan: 1926–2021

JEWISH HERITAGE MONTH

A Video Archive of Jewish Chamber Music

ESSAY

The Butterfly Comes Home

Lowell Milken Center for Music of American Jewish Experience

UCLA has opened North America’s first permanent academic home for the study of music of American Jewish experience.

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FEATURED CONTENT

DOCUMENTARY

Joseph Achron's Violin Concerto no. 1

Short documentary featuring Joseph Achron's Violin Concerto no.1, and violinist Elmar Oliveira, who discovered the work in his teenage years.

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ORAL HISTORY

Conversations with Ben Zion Shenker

Ben Zion Shenker, composer and historian of Hassidic music, shares memorable experiences and insights from his life in Modzitzer music.

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ORAL HISTORY

Mina Bern on Yiddish Theater's Legacy

Yiddish theater legend Mina Bern is an optimist when it comes to the future of Yiddish theater.

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FEATURED ARTISTS

COMPOSERS

Ofer Ben-Amots

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

SINGERS

Re'ut Ben-Ze'ev

Mezzo-soprano Re'ut Ben-Ze'ev holds a diploma from Mannes College of Music in New York, where...

ENSEMBLES

Juilliard String Quartet

The Juilliard String Quartet, one of the world’s foremost chamber ensembles for the past half...

COMPOSERS

Sholom Kalib

As a Jewish music scholar and as a composer and arranger, Sholom Kalib has focused...

INSTRUMENTALISTS

Elmar Oliveira

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

INSTRUMENTALISTS

Jorge Federico Osorio

Jorge Federico Osorio was born in Mexico City into a musical family.

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...

ENSEMBLES

Seattle Symphony

Founded in 1903, when violinist-conductor Harry West assembled twenty-four musicians to perform in Christiansen Hall...

COMPOSERS

Sholom Secunda

Although he excelled in a number of musical genres, sacred as well as secular and...

CANTORS

Elizabeth Shammash

The daughter of a mother with roots in Latvian Jewry, and a Baghdad-born father of...

SINGERS

Nell Snaidas

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

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