The Next Jewish Music Forum Event Sara Levy’s World: Music, Gender, and Judaismi in Enlightenment Berlin
Concert and Commentary Tuesday, May 19, 7:00 PM Center for Jewish History / 15 West 16th Street / New York City Admission is Free for Jewish Music Forum Attendees Only For Free Admission You Must RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org Your tickets will be held in your name at the front desk at the Center
Step into the world of Sara Levy – a Jewish salonnière, patron and performing musician who shaped the cultural ideals of her time. This special concert will feature period music combined with sparkling conversation about Enlightenment Berlin. Sara Levy (1761–1854), a Jewish salon hostess and performing musician, interacted with important composers and intellectuals of her day, including members of the Bach family and the philosopher Moses Mendelssohn. Levy’s life and persona offer a fascinating window onto the dramatic changes in Jewish thought, the social and religious landscapes of the urban Jewish elite, and the study and practice of music − changes that Levy witnessed and helped to effect. With Drs. Nancy Sinkoff (Rutgers University), Christoph Wolff (Harvard University), Rebecca Cypess (Rutgers University), and the musicians of Sara Levy's Salon
In Sara Levy’s Salon: Rebecca Cypess, harpsichord and fortepiano, Dongmyung Ahn, viola; Christine Gummere, cello; Benjamin Shute, violin; Frederick Urrey, tenor; Yi-heng Yang, fortepiano; and Steven Zohn, traverso.
This program is sponsored by the American Society for Jewish Music, the Leo Baeck Institute, and the Jewish Music Forum, in conjunction with the School of Arts and Sciences and the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.
Also This Month
The Latest Issue of Musica Judaica
The new issue of Musica Judaica (Volume 20 is now available. 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.
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