June 25, 2019
In our second installment of Fathers and Jewish Music, we interviewed composer David Amram about the impact that his father had on his life and career.
June 13, 2019
*A Father's Influence on a Storied Career* The road to a successful career in music—and Jewish music in particular—is anything but easy. As in most cases, the role that parents play in the success of a music artist is near impossible to quantify, but cannot be understated.
May 22, 2019
*Our latest Jewish Music Bulletin includes a new oral history video featuring Moshe Ganchoff, Pulitzer Prize-winner Julia Wolfe's latest project, and more. * *The Cantor's Art* There’s a reason hazzanut is referred to as “cantorial art. ” Learning its intricacies takes years; perfecting it, decades.
May 07, 2019
It is one thing to create art rooted in the greatest tragedy in modern history. It is another to face that history, retracing it, with your work at the apex of the experience for its survivors and new generations.
April 17, 2019
Passover is a time to remember the Jewish people's journey from bondage to freedom. With the seder's rich, interactive theatrical experience, the holiday has been called "the most celebrated and beloved of Jewish home rituals. " And apropos of its theatrical nature, those rituals often include music.
April 03, 2019
Part three of our multi-part virtual exhibit "Symphonic Music of Jewish Experience"—now live on our website—focuses on suites drawn from Hasidic life, Jewish legends and the promise of Zion. All of history can be viewed as a series of events that tell a greater story.
March 19, 2019
Women have had an immeasurable impact on the world of Jewish music, across its many genres; expanding and making it more relatable to a broader swath of contemporary Jewish and non-Jewish audiences.
March 05, 2019
Though women have contributed in great measure to the civic, professional, and artistic lives of their communities, rarely have their contributions been acknowledged on a commensurate scale.
February 05, 2019
In the archives at the Library of Congress is a note that Lukas Foss received on his 55th birthday. The note, written on the stationery of one Leonard Bernstein, contains more than just a standard birthday greeting.
January 08, 2019
Part two of our multi-part virtual exhibit "Symphonic Music of Jewish Experience" is now live—picking up with a focus on Jewish symphonies. (Part 1: Concertos can still be viewed here.
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