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Nov. 5-7, 2017

American Culture and the Jewish Experience in Music
This three-day program features a series of academic presentations and performances.

America provides Jews the freedom to continue time honored musical traditions and opportunities developing new forms of expression. The issues that drive this conference and a connection across disciplines are: heritage, including nostalgia and faith, innovation, including technologies and marketing, and interactivity, across ethnic and racial lines.

The presentations will cover a wide spectrum of music creation, performance, and diffusion in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.Several musical performances will focus on heritage and identity including a concert of music by UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music students recreating a 1945 recital on European-born Jewish composers that moved to Los Angeles (Toch, Schoenberg) and scenes from musicals by UCLA Theatre and Opera students. 

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David's Quilt Premiere
A performance of “David’s Quilt,” a new work by 16 Los Angeles-based composers, including a school of music faculty member and several graduate students in composition working together with the Max Helfman Institute, will be presented at the Stephen S. Wise Temple on the evening of Sunday, November 5.

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