The notion of “Jewish music” refers to a diversity of meanings that, as in other cultures, varied between the scholarly, popular and religious traditions. Some academically trained composers, Jewish or Gentile, took melodies from the Hebrew tradition as a source of inspiration when composing their works, which in this sense can be perceived as a type of Jewish music. At the same time, different Jewish communities such as the Ashkenazi, Sephardic and Yemeni, among others, created their own songs, generally transmitted orally and shaped by their history, traditions and contact with other surrounding cultures. In three concerts this series explores some of these meanings, demonstrating the complexity of one of the richest musical traditions.
Concerts in this series
- CANCELLEDDoric String Quartet and Chen Halevi
Sefarad RecoveredAlicia Amo and Rubén Fernández Aguirre