The Cantors Assembly in partnership with Milken Archive of Jewish Music and the Lowell Milken Fund for American Jewish Music presents Cantors on Record. Beginning Monday, October 26 at 8:00 PM ET, the program will feature live interviews with the artists and the music they recorded along with archival photos. It will be hosted by Hazzan Elizabeth Shammash and Dr. Mark Kligman, Director of The Lowell Milken Fund for American Jewish Music and Mickey Katz Endowed Chair in Jewish Music of the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music.
October 26, 2020: Introduction to the Milken Archive with Curator Jeff Janeczko, Ph.D.
November 2, 2020
Born in Greece to a Sephardi family that emigrated soon afterward to the United States, Cantor Alberto Mizrahi has distinguished himself as an exponent of the Ashkenazi cantorial tradition. He is a graduate of the Jewish Theological Seminary’s Cantors Institute (now the H. L. Miller Cantorial School), where he studied with Hazzan David Kusevitsky as well as with numerous other leading figures in Jewish music.
Recordings Featured in Episode
Hin'ni from Mussaf Service for Rosh Hashanah
Un'taneh tokef from Mussaf Service for Rosh Hashanah
Emet ve'emuna by Joshua Lind
Klezmer Rondos by Paul Schoenfield
Celestial Dialogues by Ofer Ben-Amots
El melekh yoshev by Samuel Adler
Shofar blasts: Hayom harat olam from Mussaf Service for Rosh Hashanah
More on Alberto Mizrahi
November 9, 2020: Hazzan Meir Finkelstein
November 16, 2020: Hazzan Roz Barak
November 23, 2020: Hazzan Elizabeth Shammash
November 30, 2020: Hazzan Simon Spiro
December 7, 2020: Hazzan Charles Osborne
December 21, 2020: Hazzan Aaron Bensoussan
The Lowell Milken Fund for American Jewish Music was established in 2017 to advance the field. Building upon the work of the Milken Archive of Jewish Music (founded in 1990), it serves as an academic partner to the archive.
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