Lecture: Jewish Music into the Mainstream
presented by Robert Cohen
Monday September 25, 2017
2:00 PM until 3:30 PM
Jewish Themes in American Popular, Classical, & Folk Music
Throughout the past century, American-Jewish composers, and some non-Jewish musicians as well, have infused mainstream musical forms and styles — from popular song and musical theater to folk music and bluegrass; from classical music and jazz to reggae and world music — with Jewish passions and yearning as well as Jewish musical themes and motifs: with the sounds of Jewish chant and the texts of Jewish prayer. Mr. Cohen will play examples.
Robert Cohen’s programs grew from teaching New York City music at the New School in New York; from many years of showcasing Jewish (and some American folk and popular) music on the radio -- on several original series in New York and on NPR's "One People, Many Voices: American-Jewish Music Comes of Age" (now in the permanent collection of the Paley Center for Media in New York); and from studying Graduate Education at the Jewish Theological Seminary. New York Council for the Humanities speaker.
Registration suggested by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online.
Location: Main Library Community Room
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