AU Arts Calendar
Russian Chamber Arts Society: Legacy of Russian Jewish Composers (Updated 3/12/13)
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Sunday, March 17 (2013), Abramson Family Recital Hall
Russian Chamber Arts Society: Legacy of Russian Jewish Composers
Abramson Family Recital Hall, Katzen Arts Center
Tickets: $40 regular admission, $25 AU students
Jewish musical nationalism in Russia was directly influenced by a music movement that emerged in the first half of the 19th century that sought to develop a specifically Russian style of music instead of imitating Western-European style. This national renaissance resulted in the appearance of the Society of Folk Jewish Music in 1908. The society's formation was a turning point in the modern history of Jewish music and its influence soon spread from Russia to Europe, Palestine and the United States. Although the society lasted a little more than a decade, its impact on the formation of a Jewish national school of music was immense. It organized concerts, musical lectures and meetings, collected and preserved a large quantity of Jewish folk songs and published numerous musical compositions.
Featuring Susana Poretsky, mezzo-soprano, Michael Manevich, tenor, Vera Danchenko-Stern, piano, Victor Danchenko, violin, Julian Milkis, clarinet.