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"Moments of Hope," Cambridge, MA, 21 Apr 2009

Moments of Hope: Yiddish Folk and Theatre Music of the Holocaust

April 21, 2009 7:30p-8:30p
MIT campus, room 4-145
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA
tel: 617-253-2982
Cambridge, MA

For a thousand years, the Jews of Europe poured out their deepest feelings and chronicled the events of their times through Yiddish folksong. In this program, we will explore how Jewish poets and musicians continued to tell their story through song, even as the almost incomprehensible events of the Holocaust period unfolded around them, A multi-instrumentalist, composer, and ethomusicologist and scholar, Hankus Netsky is chair of the Contemporary Improvisation Department at the New England Conservatory, Vice President for Education at the National Yiddish Book Center, and founder and director of the Klezmer Conservatory Band, an internationally renowned Yiddish music ensemble. He has composed extensively for film, theater, and television, and has collaborated extensively with such artists as Itzhak Perlman, Robin Williams, Joel Grey, and Theodore Bikel. Hankus has produced numerous CDs on the Rounder and Vanguard labels and co-produced two CD's with Itzhak Perlman on EMI.

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