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Tomato / Tomahto – Text, Language & Music

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How do YOU pronounce the word "squirrel?" Does "you" ever rhyme with "cow"? Does "Blowin' in the Wind" rhyme with "Love is Blind"? And what if it were all Hebrew...

Inventing Jewish Music, Again

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This program is a fascinating exploration of one of the most influential figures in Jewish music: Cantor Rueben Rinder. Join us as Jews & Music Scholar-in-Residence Francesco Spagnolo and special Guest Panelist...

Avi Avital — Israel, Berlin, and the World

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Avi Avital grew up in a Moroccan-Israeli family in Beer Sheva, Israel. After studying at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, he continued his studies in Italy and launched...

Matthew Aucoin

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2018 MacArthur Fellow composer Matthew Aucoin talks with Jews & Music Scholar-in-Residence Francesco Spagnolo. Matthew and Francesco will take the first look into Aucoin's new multidisciplinary commission for Philharmonia: The No One's...

Yotam Haber and Italian Jewish Music

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Yotam Haber was born in Holland and grew up in Israel, Nigeria and Milwaukee. He studied composition at Indiana University and Cornell University, and teaches at the University of Missouri...

Klezmer and Baroque with Veretski Pass

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In this program, we meet online with the celebrated ensemble Veretski Pass (Cookie Segelstein and Joshua Horowitz) to explore the intersection of early music and klezmer repertoires presented as "table...

Hanukkah in Venice … and Christmas, Too!

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In our last JAMOnline event of 2020, we will connect live with Venice, a city where core ideas of the Jews & Music initiative draws major inspiration. Richard Egarr and...

From Cantor to Opera Singer with Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen

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EVENT DESCRIPTION Jews & Music Online (JAMOnline) returns in 2021 with a series of unique and insightful dialogues and performances featuring artists and scholars from around the world. Hosted by...

Performers, Patronage, and Prejudice

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EVENT DESCRIPTION As part of our Jews & Music (JAMOnline) series, this riveting program includes music by composers Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn, Joseph Joachim, Offenbach, and Meyerbeer, featuring members of the Orchestra and Chorale, as well as special guests....

Handel’s Heroes & Villains — Episode 1: Joseph

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EVENT DESCRIPTION PBO's Jews & Music/JAMOnline announces a new series within a series: Handel’s Heroes & Villains, exploring the rich personalities of the Old Testament who bring to life the stories, fury, and passions that...

Handel’s Heroes & Villains — Episode 2: Deborah

EVENT DESCRIPTION PBO’s Jews & Music/JAMOnline presents Handel’s Deborah in the next installment of Handel's Heroes & Villains, exploring the "complicated" personalities of the Hebrew Bible that figure so prominently in Handel’s epic operas and oratorios. We...