Open Secret: The Jewish Sound in Soviet Music
Sidney Krum Young Artists Concert Series
SUNDAY, MAY 4, 2014 | 3pm
CONCERT & LECTURE
Before World War II, the Soviet Union was the only country in the world to officially promote Jewish music. After World War II, Soviet authorities declared that Jewish music did not exist. Yet all along, major Soviet composers found deep inspiration in the sounds of Ashkenazi music. How did these composers manage to weave Jewish themes into some of the most stirring music of postwar Soviet society? Join us for a blended lecture-concert, with Professor James Loeffler, Yuval Waldman and the artists of the Krum Concert Series. Read more…
The Sidney Krum Young Artists Concert Series is made possible by a generous gift from the Estate of Sidney Krum. Additional support provided by the Jewish Community Youth Foundation of Princeton, NJ.
Celebrating the First Published History of the YIVO Institute
YIVO and the Making of Modern Jewish Culture:
Scholarship for the Yiddish Nation
THURSDAY, MAY 15, 2014 | 7pm
Join us in celebrating Cecile Kuznitz’s (Bard College) new book, YIVO and the Making of Modern Jewish Culture: Scholarship for the Yiddish Nation (Cambridge University Press), the first history of YIVO. Founded by a group of East European intellectuals after World War I, YIVO became the apex of secular Yiddish culture and the premier institution of Diaspora Nationalism. This roundtable explores the history of YIVO, its role in Jewish nationalism, and the relationship between Jewish cultural and political work in interwarEastern Europe. Read more…
Copies of YIVO and the Making of Modern Jewish Culture will be available for sale at the event.
Unless otherwise mentioned events take place at the
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research | 15 West 16th Street
New York | NY | 10011