March 21, 2023
This Passover, we continue our quest to make great works of American Jewish music easier to access and enjoy by giving away on-demand streaming access to our complete collection for a year! *Let My Music Go! Passover Giveaway 2023 * *Five winners will receive a Spotify Premium Annual Gift Card, *so they...
February 24, 2023
When Dave Brubeck composed The Gates of Justice in 1969, America was at a crossroads. The assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
February 14, 2023
*Update: The Music and Justice concert has ended* We are excited to partner with the Lowell Milken Center for Music of American Jewish Experience to produce Music and Justice; a three-day event centered around a concert performance of The Gates of Justice on Feb.
January 10, 2023
Assembling and recording the 600+ works in the Milken Archive collection required the careful work of scholars and artists over many years.
December 06, 2022
*Update: This giveaway has concluded. Thank you for your participation!* Dave Brubeck, who passed away 10 years ago, was a champion of social justice, using jazz as an instrument of activism in the service of unity.
September 13, 2022
This Rosh Hashanah, let’s raise a toast “to our prosperity, to good health and happiness, and most important… to life!” The last two years have felt like an endless series of isolated Sunrises and quarantined Sunsets.
August 16, 2022
Lukas Foss (1922–2009) was a bit of an iconoclast as a composer. He was so interested in the new that he never hewed too closely to any one creative school, and was too experimental to cultivate an identifiable style.
July 21, 2022
Though not a household name, composer Leo Kraft (1922–2014) was a significant force on New York’s new music scene from the mid-20th century to well into the 21st.
June 13, 2022
What does Jewish music look like? It’s not the most obvious question. But for the past two years, we have been collaborating on a research project on recorded Jewish music with our partners at the Lowell Milken Center for Music of American Jewish Experience at UCLA.
May 05, 2022
Leonard Bernstein’s Kaddish Symphony is arguably his most important concert work and most profound musical expression of his crisis of faith. But its linchpin is actually a variation on Hasidic legend from Ukraine in which a rebbe confronts God for failing to protect the Jewish people.
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