Jewish Musicians and Jewish Music-Making in the Polish Lands

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Embassy of the Republic of Poland

47 Portland Place

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The conference will look at Cantorial Music, Jews and Polish popular culture, and Klezmer in Poland today. And there will be music!

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A One-day Conference to Launch Polin: Studies in Polish-JewryVol. 32: ‘Jewish Musicians and Jewish Music-Making in the Polish Lands’

‘POLIN Vol. 32’ is published by the Littman Library of Jewish Civilisation/Liverpool University Press. It will be available to purchase at the conference at a 30% discount.

Conference tickets Include tea, coffee and a kosher lunch

PROGRAMME9.30am Registration

10.00am Welcome

H.E. Arkady Rzegocki, Ambassador of the Republic of Poland

Mr Vivian Wineman, President of the Institute for Polish-Jewish Studies

Sir Ben Helfgott, Chairman of the Institute for Polish-Jewish Studies

10.15am Session 1: General introduction to the topic and the volume and discussion of changes in Jewish cantorial practice in the nineteenth and twentieth century

Benjamin Matis, spiritual leader of the Agudath Achim Congregation, Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA, in discussion with Antony Polonsky

Cantor Matis will also perform some examples of cantorial music

10.45am Coffee break

11.15am Session 2: Jews in Polish Popular Music

Chair: François Guesnet, University College London (UCL), UK

Popular music in the interwar period: Polish, Jewish, shared

Tamara Sztyma-Knaniecka, POLIN Museum of the History of Polish

Jews, Warsaw, Poland

The Jews in the Band: Anders Army’s Special Troupes

Beth Holmgren, Duke University, North Carolina, USA

12.45pm Lunch (provided)

2.00pm Session 3: Yiddish Folk Song and Klezmer

Chair: Antony Polonsky, Brandeis University, USA/UCL, UK

Gimpel’s Theatre, Lemberg: The sounds of a popular Yiddish theatre preserved on gramophone records 1904 – 1910

Michael Aylward, Maidstone, Kent, UK

Klezmer for all occasions. The consumption of ‘Jewish music’ in

contemporary Poland.

Magdalena Waligórska, University of Bremen, Germany

3.30pm Tea break

4.00pm Concert

Polish¬-Jewish songs from the interwar period

Katy Carr, London

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