This three-day conference is aimed at considering the various roles that music assumed in the German aftermath of World War II and the Holocaust. The conference brings together fifteen scholars working in the fields of curation, history, and musicology, who will share their insight on the situation of Jewish music within the German arenas of art, politics, memory, and culture.
Opening Keynote Address: "Some for Laughs, Some for Tears: Toward a History of Represence in the Post-Holocaust Germanys" (Stern Great Room, Friday, 4:30pm)
Dr. Philip V. Bohlman, University of Chicago
Mark Werkman Distinguished Service Professor of Music and the Humanities, Artistic Director, The New Budapest Orpheum Society
Academic panels start at 10am on Saturday (Stern 102) and 9:30am on Sunday (Stern 102). Topics include Music in Displaced Persons Camps, Composition and Commemoration, and reconsiderations of Klezmer's legacy.
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