The Magnes | Programs

TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 5:30 PM

Immigrants, Cantors and Klezmers | Lecture by Mark Slobin
A professor of Music and American Studies at Wesleyan University, Slobin is one of the most distinguished ethnomusicologists working today. Slobin’s most celebrated publications include Subcultural Sounds: Micro Musics of the West (University Press of New England, 1993), where he examines through music the complex intersection of the audible and the visible in terms of ‘soundscapes’. He is author of the award winning publication Fiddler on the Move: Exploring the Klezmer World (Oxford University Press, 2001) where he uncovers the intimate connection between style and stereotype in the representation of musical practice among Jewish immigrants.

A Sweet Diaspora Song: Paths of Jewish Music in America | Performance by Michael Alpert
in conversation with Francesco Spagnolo
Alpert is one of the leading figures in the world scene of Jewish music. In this performance-conversation with The Magnes curator and musicologist Francesco Spagnolo, he will retrace the salient moments of his musical path: Yiddish culture in California, the rise of Klezmer music since the 1970s, collaboration with violinist Itzhak Perlman, immigration of Soviet Jews to America, and the resurgence of Jewish culture in Eastern Europe.

TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 7:30 PM

THE MAGNES COLLECTION OF JEWISH ART AND LIFE THE BANCROFT LIBRARY, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY 2121 ALLSTON WAY, BERKELEY, CA 94704 510.643.2526 • MAGNES.ORG

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