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.
Dear Friends, We would like to wish you a wonderful High Holy Day season, with a special welcome to all of the new fans who have joined us in 5777.
**This promotion has now ended** Dear Friends, Rosh Hashana is just two weeks away. We can’t believe it’s already been a year since we launched our new website. 5777 was a rewarding year for us in so many ways.
While yesterday’s Great American Eclipse captivated onlookers from Oregon to South Carolina, it also presaged the onset of the month of Elul and the Jewish High Holy Days. Beginning at sundown tonight, August 22nd, Elul heralds the period of reflection that culminates in the Days of Awe.