Given his upbringing and background, it is not surprising that Samuel Adler has led such a distinguished life in music.
In the annals of American Jewish music, no name looms larger than Leonard Bernstein. And for good reason. Aside from being a world-class conductor, Bernstein was a revered educator and celebrated composer, equally lauded for his work on the stages of both concert halls and theaters.
Photo Credit: Mark Allan/Barbican/LSO via Bachtrack On the night of January 13, 2018, Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra gave an incredible live performance of the Genesis Suite.
The meaning and impact of a good song depends upon the delicate interdependence of music and words. Melody carries and nuances a text’s meaning, and words can influence how we hear music.
Jewish history is filled with legends. Moses’s parting of the Red Sea. Abraham’s binding of Isaac. Due to their inherently dramatic nature, many of those legends have been set to music as cantatas, oratorios or operas.
Thanksgiving just passed here in the U. S.
One year ago today, the world lost Ben Zion Shenker, a rabbi, cantor and composer who had been dubbed “the greatest living figure of Hassidic music.
This past Sunday concert-goers in Los Angeles were treated to the world premiere of David’s Quilt—a monumental new work based on the biblical story of David. Created by 15 composers of varying backgrounds, the 90-minute oratorio is a significant addition to the repertoire.
For more than 25 years, we have focused on preserving and disseminating the symbiotic history of American and American-Jewish music and culture. But part of our mission in preserving that legacy has been to secure the future.
For someone who came to composing more or less by accident, Sheila Silver has had a remarkable career.