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

Seth Kibel Quartet in Baltimore

Wednesday, December 28, 2016 — Annual Channukah Concert with the Seth Kibel Quartet An Die Musik Live! 409 N. Charles Street Baltimore, MD  21201 410-385-2638 8 to 10 pm Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students.  You can get them at the door, or better yet, order them online here. For this show, I’ve … Continue reading Seth Kibel Quartet in Baltimore

Sidor Belarsky – Recording of Borekh Ato Zingt Der Tate

Chanukah’s Coming. Each year we post some new Chanukah YouTubes. Here’s one with Sidor Belarsk, z”l, singing Borekh ato zingt der tate (Borekh Ato Sings My Dad),” written by the great poet Avrom Reyzen, with music by Solomon Golub. from the website “Yiddishkayt”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LO03d4FO0Y