Fathers and Jewish Music: Hazzan Alberto Mizrahi's Story

Fathers and Jewish Music: Hazzan Alberto Mizrahi's Story

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.


Jewish Music Bulletin: May 2019

Jewish Music Bulletin: May 2019

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.


The Recording and the Road Back to Terezin

The Recording and the Road Back to Terezin

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.


Passover: The Music and the Giveaway

Passover: The Music and the Giveaway

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.


The Suite Jewish Life — Virtual Exhibit Continues

The Suite Jewish Life — Virtual Exhibit Continues

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.


Celebrating the Women Performers of the Milken Archive

Celebrating the Women Performers of the Milken Archive

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.


Women Composers of the Milken Archive

Women Composers of the Milken Archive

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.


Rediscover Lukas Foss: Love, Universality, Knowledge, Art, Spirit

Rediscover Lukas Foss: Love, Universality, Knowledge, Art, Spirit

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.


What is a "Jewish" Symphony? - New Virtual Exhibit

What is a "Jewish" Symphony? - New Virtual Exhibit

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.


Jewish Music Bulletin: December 2018

Jewish Music Bulletin: December 2018

December 11, 2018

*Our latest Jewish Music Bulletin includes a new composer spotlight, a jazz opera, Philip Glass, and a capella retelling of the Hanukkah story. * *Becoming Ofer* The latest installment in our “Spotlight” video series features composer Ofer Ben-Amots.

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