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Soundscapes of Modernity
November 18, 2018 , 6:30 pm
The Jewish Music Forum, a project of the American Society for Jewish Music, will present a program entitled “Soundscapes of Modernity: Jews and Music in Polish Cities” during the 19th and 20th centuries.
Beginning with an introductory presentation by Dr. Halina Goldberg (Indiana University), the program continues with a concert by soloists from the Mason Gross School at Rutgers University, as well as its 55-voice Kirkpatrick Choir, under the direction of Dr. Patrick Gardner.
The concert presents music of Polish Jews that is little known to American audiences—choral pieces from 19th-century progressive (“Reform”) congregations, compositions associated with Jewish music societies, and avant-garde works by Jewish composers. It is an important window into a complex and contested past.