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American Culture and the Jewish Experience in Music

presented by
The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music and
The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies.
Funding is provided by the school of music’s Lowell Milken Fund for American Jewish Music, the UCLA Mickey Katz Endowed Chair in Jewish Music, the Center for Musical Performance, The Drs. David and Irmgard Dobrow Fund for Performance, the Center for Musical Humanities
and The Natalie Limonick Symposium in Jewish Civilization

America has offered the Jews a chance at unlimited musical expression, from sacred song to the stage, screen, and concert hall. This conference covers some major intersections between Jewish creativity and American opportunity.
The conference opens on the evening of Nov. 5th with the premiere of David’s Quilt, a work that explores the life of biblical King David, and concludes on Nov. 7th in the late afternoon with a historic re-creation of a recital first presented in 1945 at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre by Annaliese Landau, the first female Jewish musicologist to get a European doctorate. All music will be performed by UCLA students including the UCLA Chamber Singers.