4 2024

CSP: “No Business like Show Business”: America's Jewish Musical Tradition

12:30PM - 1:30PM  

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“There’s No Business like Show Business”: The Jewish Musical Tradition in America
Session 1 – Jewish Immigrants and Their Yiddish Musical Roots

Join us on this melodic exploration of a rich and diverse tradition that has not only reflected the Jewish-American experience but has also left an indelible mark on the nation's musical history. From the early Yiddish roots of Jewish immigrants to the groundbreaking compositions of Aaron Copland, the influence of Jews in the Jazz Revolution, and their role in shaping the landscape of Broadway and Rock & Roll, this series celebrates the enduring impact of Jewish musical traditions on American culture. With sessions dedicated to iconic figures like Irving Berlin, Leonard Bernstein, and Bob Dylan, as well as the transformative power of artists like Debbie Friedman, we explore how these artists navigated their Jewish identities within the evolving American musical tapestry
Jewish Immigrants and Their Yiddish Musical Roots
I. What is Jewish Music?
II. Transplanting the Shtetl
III. Tomashevsky and the Jewish Hamlet
IV. The March of the Suffragettes
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Sponsor: Orange County Community Scholar Program (CSP)