The Jewish Music Forum Supports a
Symposium at Temple University's Feinstein Center for American Jewish History and a
Two-Day Conference at the Graduate Center
of the City University of New York
In Philadelphia, we are helping support a symposium and a concert entitled "Sounds Jewish" on Thursday, March 24th about Jewish music, tradition, and transformation. A number of important speakers will participate including the Jewish Music Forum's Co-Vice Chairs, Drs. Judah Cohen and James Loeffler, as well as a number of other well known speakers, many of them presenters at past Jewish Music Forum events. The link to the complete schedule and the evening concert is http://www.cla.temple.edu/event/sounds-jewish-a-symposium-concert/
In New York, a two-day international conference entitled "Postmodernity’s Musical Pasts: Rediscoveries and Revivals after 1945" be held at Graduate Center of the City University of New York, on Thursday and Friday, March 26th and 27th. Rediscovery, recovery, revival, and renewal are central to music history in the creation of repertoires and performance practices. With the end of the Second World War musical dealings with "pastness" assumed new turns, not only because of the different historicity the postwar era has faced, but also because of the rupture of 1945. Considered among the conference topics are responses to modernity, the role of memory, nostalgia and Utopia vs. Dystopia. The link for the complete schedule is: http://brookcenter.gc.cuny.edu/wp-content/uploads/Postmodernitys-Musical-Past-Conference-Schedule.pdf
The new issue of Musica Judaica (Volume 20 is out.
Included in this volume are articles on Cantor Abraham Baer and the Gothenburg Synagogue (his influential Baal T'fillah is on the cover); a very important inventory of Shoah songbooks; memorial tributes to singer-songwriter Debbie Friedman, Yiddish archivist Chana Mlotek, and past ASJM president, composer Jack Gottlieb. Also there are two interesting articles about doing field research as a participant as well as an observer.
Musica Judaica is Included as a part of membership dues in the American Society for Jewish Music for 2014-15.
Membership for 2014-15
Your membership dues are an essential part of the funding that allows the American Society for Jewish Music to continue to operate. Membership dues support the annual Chanukah Concert and our contemporary concert Music in Our Time, among others during the season. The sessions of the Jewish Music Forum, both at home and "On the Road" are also supported by dues from members. And, importantly, the information and access we provide without charge to the St. Petersburg Score Collection, the Charlie Bernhaut Collection of Jewish and Cantorial Recordings, as well as a host of other activities and services which help keep Jewish music alive. You can join the American Society for Jewish Music or to renew your membership online, or download the membership form and mail it in.
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