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Sunday, January 14 • 10:15am - 11:30am
Hasidic Music and the Elevation of the Soul

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The music of Hasidic Jews is built upon a fascinating array of both Jewish and non-Jewish influences. In this multimedia presentation, focusing on the area in and around Uman, Ukraine, Josh Horowitz will unearth hidden Kabbalistic musical symbolisms and examine connections between Ottoman, Napoleonic, and Russian military bands, part of the Hasidic proclivity for assimilating neighboring musical cultures. The presentation will feature music examples, film clips, fun facts, insightful music analyses, and anecdotes about the styles of the different Hasidic dynasties as Horowitz asks, “What is Jewish in this music?”

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Josh Horowitz

Josh Horowitz is the director of the Budowitz klezmer ensemble and co-founder of the Veretski Pass klezmer trio. Performing on tsimbl (Yiddish dulcimer), 19th-century button accordion, and piano, he has recorded with numerous artists, including the Vienna Chamber Orchestra and Itzhak... Read More →

Sunday January 14, 2018 10:15am - 11:30am
Spartan (North)