June 05, 2018
The setting is Poland during the early years of the Second World War. A young woman and her parents hide as Jews are being rounded up into ghettoes and shipped off to concentration camps. The young woman gives birth to a child.
May 22, 2018
Jewish Heritage Month and Chamber Music Month is winding down, and we hope you've been enjoying daily additions to our Spotify playlist highlighting some of our favorite works in the genre.
May 08, 2018
May is Jewish American Heritage Month in the U. S. The official JAHM website says this month is all about "paying tribute to the generations of Jewish Americans who have helped form the fabric of American history, culture and society" — a subject that we proudly promote year-round.
April 24, 2018
*“Sometimes the Best Parts Are in the Mistakes”* — Herbie Hancock That was Herbie Hancock’s advice to composer Jonathan Klein when he was interviewed recently about his role in the 1968 recording of a Jewish jazz sacred service.
April 10, 2018
Not for Your own sake do You want sacrificial gifts Only for those disappointed in Your love. Blasphemy pains You less Than people’s despair. The lines above are excerpted from a poem Abraham Joshua Heschel composed on the central issue that would define his life: the relationship between God and man.
March 20, 2018
The Festivals of Passover and Hanukkah share a few things in common. Both are associated with important historical narratives. And both often coincide with Christian holidays that also have some significance in the secular world.
March 12, 2018
Tablet Magazine's feature story today details the 50-year history of a jazz sacred service titled Hear O Israel, the definitive recording of which is part of the Milken Archive's permanent collection.
March 06, 2018
Given his upbringing and background, it is not surprising that Samuel Adler has led such a distinguished life in music.
February 06, 2018
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.
January 26, 2018
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.
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