HaZamir Event at the Met in NYC

  HaZamir, the International Jewish High School Choir will have a concert on Sunday, Marcy 26, 2017 at the Metropolian Opera House in New York City, located at Broadway and 64th Street in Manhattan. The event takes place at 4pm and is a Gala Fundraiser for the group. HaZamir is a network of 35 teen … Continue reading HaZamir Event at the Met in NYC

Triangle Fire an opera by Leonard Lehman in NYC

You may be interested in attending a performance of a new one-act opera, Triangle Fire, with music by Leonard Lehrman and a libretto by Ellen Frankel.  It’s being performed Saturday, March 25, 2017, at 8:00 pm – $10 suggested donation; no one turned away at 8 PM at New York University, Room 220, 32 Waverly … Continue reading Triangle Fire an opera by Leonard Lehman in NYC

Ensemble Lucidarium Summer Jewish Renaissance Music

Here’s some information about a tuition-free course Ensemble Lucidarium will be giving in Venice this Summer. It’s an opportunity to make music and learn about the Italian cantorial tradition and Jewish Renaissance music while living in the city itself, and will feature lectures various aspects of Venetian culture, an in-depth guided visit to the Ghetto … Continue reading Ensemble Lucidarium Summer Jewish Renaissance Music

Nefesh Mountain

Jewish Bluegrass.  Last week a nice article appeared in the Forward about Nefesh Mountain and other “Americana” styles of music mixing with Jewish music.  http://forward.com/schmooze/359812/the-unexpected-smash-success-of-jewish-bluegrass-music/ There’s lots more music out there. Here’s a great YouTube of Nefesh Mountain singing their own version “Hinei Ma Tov.”  Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXmb-rAJ1vcVideo can’t be loaded: Hine Ma Tov (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXmb-rAJ1vc)

Rabbi Jeffrey Summit’s “Singing God’s Words” at Jewish Music Forum

On Monday, February 13, 2017 at 7pm, Rabbi Jeffrey A. Summit, Ph.D. will speak about his new book, Singing God’s Words: The Performance of Biblical Chant in Contemporary Judaism (Oxford University Press, 2016). This book is the first in-depth study of the meaning and experience of chanting Torah among contemporary American Jews, describing how this … Continue reading Rabbi Jeffrey Summit’s “Singing God’s Words” at Jewish Music Forum

Graduate Seminar on Topics in Jewish Music at YIVO

Graduate Seminar on Topics in Jewish Music Taught by Dr. Neil Levin, Visiting Professor-in-Residence This eight session graduate seminar, YIVO’s first such seminar in music, will embrace an array of topics within the wider spectrum of Jewish Studies related to the music of Jewish experience or connection—secular-cultural as well as sacred-liturgical aspects—according to the interests … Continue reading Graduate Seminar on Topics in Jewish Music at YIVO