Words and Music

Now in its third year, our Words and Music series matches world class scholarship together with inspired music - combining head and heart into one event. This year, we celebrate the 70th birthday of the State of Israel with two of our three scholars.

Programs are free and open to the public.

 

Progressives and Israel Today: Criticism and Loyalty

In honor of the 10th yahrzeit of Rabbi Arnold Jacob Wolf

Sunday, December 2

2:00 PM  |  Reception
3:00 PM  |  Lecture and Concert

Featuring Dr. Samuel Fleischacker, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at University of Illinois at Chicago, Cantor David Berger (tenor), and Julia Schade Armstrong (piano).

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Silenced Voices: String Trios from the Holocaust
with the Black Oak Ensemble and Dr. Philip Bohlman

SUNDAY, april 7, 2019 at 3:00 PM

The Black Oak Ensemble is acclaimed for its eclectic programming and virtuoso performances. Featuring GRAMMY nominated violinist Desirée Ruhstrat, violist Aurelien Pederzoli and cellist David Cunliffe, the ensemble presents exciting programs from Bach to the music of today, and passionately pursues undiscovered and new works.

 

Dr. Philip Bohlman's teaching and research explores the interstices between music and religion, music, race, and colonial encounter, and music and nationalism. His studies and performances have focused on Jewish music in modernity for more than four decades.