Yale University Library News

Recital of Songs from the American Yiddish Theater

April 20, 2015

Sunday, April 26 at 4:00pm at the Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale, 80 Wall Street.

This recital is in honor of the 25th anniversary of the endowment of the Joseph and Rosalyn Newman Yiddish Collection at the Yale University Library. It will be performed by Yale students with accompaniment by Jay Gitlin on the piano and Vinny Oneppo on the clarinet. The recital will be preceded with talks given by Mark Slobin, the Winslow-Kaplan Professor of Music at Wesleyan University, who will speak on "Yiddish Sheet Music in the Tenement Era"; and Dr. Michael Ochs, retired Richard F. French Music Librarian at Harvard University and senior lecturer on music, who will speak about "Tailoring an Operetta to Its Audience: Joseph Rumshinsky’s Di goldene kale (1923)". The event is sponsored by the Yale Library Program for Judaic Studies, the Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, the Yale Program in Judaic Studies, and the Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale. The recital and talks will be followed by a reception to which all are welcome.

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