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"Eastern European Jewish Musical Traditions" begins NEC, Boston, MA, Feb 2

New England Conservatory
School of Continuing Education Spring 2005

Eastern European Jewish Musical Traditions

Yelena Neplok, Instructor
10 Wednesdays: 7:00–8:30 P.M.
February 2, 2005­April 13, 2005

This program, encompassing Jewish classical and folk traditions, introduces the unique musical heritage stemming from Jewish composers and their communities in pre-war Eastern Europe.

  • Jewish Folk Music and Eastern European Jewish Music Traditions
    • Different genres of Jewish traditional instrumental music
    • Jewish folk songs in Yiddish and Hebrew
  • History of the Yiddish Theatre
    Yiddish theatre songs
  • Jewish Art Music
    Jewish art songs, significant instrumental pieces by Jewish composers
  • Russian Jewish Musical Culture
    The most prominent Russian and Russian Jewish composers of the 19th and 20th century

  • Great Jewish Musicians of Eastern Europe in the Performing Arts

Each class includes a lecture/demonstration by the instructor Yelena Neplok, the critically acclaimed, award—winning pianist, artist-in-residence at Hebrew College and the founder and artistic director of the renowned Nigun Chamber Ensemble.

"Yelena Neplok and her colleagues bring to the people culture of highest quality." —Forward, New York

"Led by the internationally renowned artistic director, pianist, soloist , and chamber musician Yelena Neplok, the Nigun Ensemble has become one of most original outlets for Jewish Folk Music in the Bay State." —Jewish Advocate, Boston

Guest faculty will include Dr. Hankus Netsky, instructor at New England Conservatory and director of the Klezmer Conservatory Band.

Students have the opportunity to perform in class and participate in a closing concert. Vocalists and instrumentalists and all interested public are welcome.

Credit: $425 per semester
Non credit: $305 per semester
Financial Aid available (call 617-585-1125 to apply)

For more information, call the instructor at 617-566-7969 or e-mail Yelena Neplok

For information or registration at New England Conservatory School of Continuing Education contact: 617-585-1136 or 617-585-1130

New England Conservatory
241 St. Botolph Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02115
web site: www.newenglandconservatory.edu

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