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Klezmer: Music, History and Memory

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Emanuel Synagogue, 160 Mohegan Drive, West Hartford

Klezmer: Music, History and Memory with Professor Walter Zev Feldman

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 7:00pm

The Emanuel Synagogue 160 Mohegan Drive West Hartford, CT

Since the 1990s, the so called “klezmer music” became immensely popular both among Jews and non-Jews. Emerging in 16th century Prague, and spreading throughout the broad territory of the Eastern Ashkenazim, the Jewish musical guild-member, the klezmer (pl. klezmorim) shaped this unique musical and choreographic repertoire.

This lecture, with the use of musical examples and demonstration in dance, will discuss why the knowledge of its history and aesthetics is crucial to the understanding of the culture of the Jews, and of modern Europe at large.

Walter Zev Feldman is a leading researcher in both Ottoman Turkish and Jewish music. He is currently a Senior Research Fellow at NYU in Abu Dhabi.

Registration required.


Sponsored by: Jewish Hartford European Roots The Emanuel Synagogue Adult Education Program Jewish Historical Society


Lynn Newman at 860-727-6170 or

Thomas J. Dodd Research Center (primary), Judaic Studies, Office of Global Affairs, UConn Hillel, UConn Master Calendar

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