Program I: Continuing Evolution: Yiddish Folksongs Today

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Program I: Continuing Evolution: Yiddish Folksongs Today



Mark Kligman (Director of the Lowell Milken Center) interviews Alex Weiser (Director of Public Programs, YIVO) about the YIVO festival, which took place in May 2022.  Called “Continuing Evolution: Yiddish Folksongs Today,” this music festival celebrated Yiddish folksong and featured performances of contemporary classical works reimagining Yiddish folksongs; classic compositions which engage with Yiddish folksongs; contemporary artists engaged with traditional Yiddish folk singing, and more. YIVO presented four concerts with over twelve premieres. Musical highlights will be shared.

This event is made possible by the Lowell Milken Center for Music of American Jewish Experience at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. It is co-presented by YIVO with additional generous support from the David Vickter Foundation.