*CONFERENCE: MUSIC AND THE JEWISH WORLD:*
*EXPRESSION ACROSS REAL AND IMAGINARY BOUNDARIES*
*FEBRUARY 18–19, 2017, AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO*
The conference *Music and the Jewish World: Expression across Real and
Imaginary *is hosted by the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies and
the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto, and is supported by the
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. In bringing
together scholars from diverse fields this conference will illuminate
different aspects of the interplay between music and the Jewish world in
the past and today.
Complete program is available at http://cjs.utoronto.ca/events/
In addition to individual papers, the conference will also include:
- A concert-lecture showcasing the last work of the Jewish composer
Viktor Ullmann: *The Chronicle of the Love and Death of the Flag-Bearer
Christoph Rilke* (1944), composed at the concentration camp
Theresienstadt/Terezín during the Shoah. The work will be performed by
Christine Wilkie Bohlman (University of Chicago), and Philip V. Bohlman
(University of Chicago), who will also give some explanatory remarks.
- A keynote address given by Benjamin Brinner (University of California
Berkeley) titled: “Music in Israel: Forty Years of Shifting Boundaries,
Connections, and Possibilities”
- A concert of jazz arrangements of songs from Yemenite, North African,
and Persian Jewish communities, featuring the prominent Israeli jazz
guitarist/oudist Amos Hoffman.
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