The Lowell Milken Center for Music of American Jewish Experience at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music is presenting a multiplicity of free ways to engage with a wide range of Jewish music this April.
The event schedule includes Klezmer Workshops featuring Dan Blacksberg and Deborah Strauss (April 11 and April 15); Mizrahi Sacred Songs (Piyutim) – From Pulpit to Pop Chart I & II (April 18 and April 25); Jewish Music Masterclass Featuring Inna Faliks (April 20); and Experiencing Jewish Music in New York: A Virtual Tour (April 25). Registration is free at uclamaje.org.
Additionally, throughout April, the Lowell Milken Center is co-sponsoring with the Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary, a series of explorations of Jewish music, past and present. The Musical Journeys series features programs that will range from consideration of the age of cantorial innovation in Europe to the Jewish compositions of Leonard Bernstein, and then to lesser-known musical traditions of non-Western Jews. All this will commence with a concert and discussion featuring the music of composer and cantor Gerald Cohen, in commemoration of the Terezin Ghetto, on the occasion of Yom HaShoa. With expert presenters and select recordings, we will illuminate the vast diversity of what we call Jewish music.
For information and the full schedule, visit uclamaje.org.
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