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Sunday, June 28 • 9:30am - 10:40am
It Isn’t Just Neil Diamond Singing Kol Nidrei: The Influence of Traditional Jewish Melodies on Classical Music, Part Two

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In this session, we will trace significant compositions in the classical music repertory and learn to hear the liturgical shadings and sometimes direct quotes that enter into these pieces from the Jewish musical traditions.  I will provide background and then share played examples, recorded and from the keyboard. We will be listening to composers such as Salamone Rossi   Felix Mendlessohn, Gustav Mahler as well as some examples of my own compositions.  The session includes a short lecture segment as well as an audio demonstration of the interplay between these two disparate modes of music.   

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Brian Wilson

Composer & Conductor
Brian Scott Wilson, DMA was born in Lynn, MA on Boston’s north shore. He has composed/arranged more than 130 works including four operas, three symphonies, 20 choral/vocal pieces, 34 jazzcombos and numerous chamber and klezmer compositions. His work for solo trombone... Read More →

Sunday June 28, 2015 9:30am - 10:40am PDT
Bennett Valley SC2065

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