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Center for Jewish History presents LIBERTY AND FACTS: Isaiah Berlin in the Age of TrumpCenter for Jewish History presents LIBERTY AND FACTS: Isaiah Berlin in the Age of Trump
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Recognized as one of the 20th century's preeminent political philosophers and historian of ideas, the polymathic Isaiah Berlin was a celebrated British essayist, raconteur and scholar. An alumnus of Oxford University's Corpus Christi College, Berlin was most famous for his influential lecture and paper "Two Concepts of Liberty," in which he explored pluralism. Roger Cohen, noted journalist and columnist for The New York Times, will speak on the importance of Berlin's work and ideas in a time of growing intolerance. (more...)

The Center for Jewish History Announces May and June 2017 ProgramsThe Center for Jewish History Announces May and June 2017 Programs
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Highlights include a discussion about the history of Jewish Justices on the Supreme Court, a conversation with Jenna Weissman Joselit and Samuel G. Freedman on the Ten Commandments, a talk on Freud and his use of Yiddish from our NEH Senior Scholar Naomi Seidman and a presentation about the "Jewish Territorialist" movement (more...)

The Center for Jewish History Announces  March and April 2017 ProgramsThe Center for Jewish History Announces March and April 2017 Programs
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Highlights of the new season include new courses on Holocaust education and Spinoza's Ethics, a Passover workshop for all ages inspired by historical garments, a day of programs for and about Jewish children and the 20th New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival. (more...)

Smuin's Annual Gala Celebrates Company SeasonSmuin's Annual Gala Celebrates Company Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Dancers will mix and mingle with arts, business, and civic leaders for an evening en pointe celebrating the 23rd season of one of the nation's most innovative and entertaining contemporary American ballet companies at Smuin's Annual Gala, to be held Sunday, March 19, 2017 at San Francisco's Galleria. Co-chairs Patti and Jerry Hume, and Athena and John Konstin along with Smuin's Board of Trustees and the Friends of Smuin committee will be hosting this event. The elegant evening will include a cocktail reception, dazzling performance by Smuin's acclaimed dancers, premier live auction, gourmet dinner catered by McCall's, and after-dinner dancing. Smuin's Annual Gala takes place 5pm, Sunday, March 19, 2017 at San Francisco's Galleria, 101 Henry Adams Street, San Francisco. For tickets and more information, the public may contact Smuin Ballet at (415) 556-5000 x100or visit www.smuinballet.org. (more...)

Jewish Museum Presents February ProgrammingJewish Museum Presents February Programming
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

The Jewish Museum's 2017 slate of lectures, discussions, and events continues in February with a lecture by guest curator Esther da Costa Meyer on Pierre Chareau: Modern Architecture and Design, and a concert by the low string quartet Bonjour.  (more...)

The Center for Jewish History Announces  March and April 2017 ProgramsThe Center for Jewish History Announces March and April 2017 Programs
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Highlights of the new season include new courses on Holocaust education and Spinoza's Ethics, a Passover workshop for all ages inspired by historical garments, a day of programs for and about Jewish children and the 20th New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

An evening of musical performance will explore the history of Jewish Austrian emigres who transplanted the music of Viennese cafes to New York City. Esther Wratschko (Prins Foundation Fellow at the Center for Jewish History) will share her discoveries from the combined partner archives at the Center. (more...)


by Karis Rogerson - Dec 12, 2016

Cafe Carlyle is a low-ceilinged room with walls covered in paintings that lend credence to the illusion of being locked in another world, a jazzy rendition of 80 years ago that's all glitz and glam. It is in this room that Ana Gasteyer performed, making her debut at the venue. There was an immediate clash between the buttoned-up atmosphere and the by-no-means-buttoned-up performance Gasteyer gave. The SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE alum's show, directed by Julian Fleisher, is, at its heart, a comedy show, sometimes irreverent, sometimes touching, and always laugh-inducing. (more...)

MasterVoices Announces Release of World Premiere Recording of The Road of PromiseMasterVoices Announces Release of World Premiere Recording of The Road of Promise
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) announces the release of the world premiere recording of Kurt Weill and Franz Werfel's The Road of Promise on Navona Records. (more...)

Alan Gilbert and New York Philharmonic Present World Premiere of THE JUNGLE By Wynton Marsalis, 12/28Alan Gilbert and New York Philharmonic Present World Premiere of THE JUNGLE By Wynton Marsalis, 12/28
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct the New York Philharmonic in the World Premiere of Pulitzer Prize winner Wynton Marsalis's The Jungle (Symphony No. 4), commissioned by the Philharmonic as the first of The New York Commissions, with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis; William Bolcom's Trombone Concerto with Principal Trombone Joseph Alessi as soloist; and Copland's Quiet City, featuring Principal Trumpet Christopher Martin and English horn player Grace Shryock in her Philharmonic solo debut. (more...)

The Metropolitan Museum of Arts Presents 2016-2017 METLIVEARTSThe Metropolitan Museum of Arts Presents 2016-2017 METLIVEARTS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Throughout the 2016-17 season, the sound artist and master storyteller Nate DiMeo-whose popular podcast, The Memory Palace, a finalist for the 2016 Peabody Awards, paints vivid, poetic pictures of episodes in American history-will animate The Met by interrogating the collection to draw out the revealing secrets and stories of the art. (more...)

SIGD: AN ETHIOPIAN JEWISH CELEBRATION Slated for The Center for Jewish HistorySIGD: AN ETHIOPIAN JEWISH CELEBRATION Slated for The Center for Jewish History
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Sigd: An Ethiopian Jewish Celebration, an evening of holiday music, rituals and artifacts from the American Association for Ethiopian Jews collection, is slated for Sunday, December 18 at 5:00 p.m. at The Center for Jewish History. (more...)

Center for Jewish History Celebrates Book Launch of The Forward's HAVE I GOT A STORY FOR YOUCenter for Jewish History Celebrates Book Launch of The Forward's HAVE I GOT A STORY FOR YOU
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

The Forward's published fiction is an artistic trove. For every Isaac Bashevis Singer – who contributed to the Forward for over 50 years – several important writers, many of them women, remained untranslated and unknown. Now, in “Have I Got a Story for You: More Than a Century of Fiction from the Forward,” 42 Yiddish-language stories are translated for the first time. (more...)

Center for Jewish History to Showcase Young Jewish American Composers in ConcertCenter for Jewish History to Showcase Young Jewish American Composers in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

A concert of new classical works by young Jewish American composers will explore how Jewish history and identity informs new works of art music today, November 2 at 7 p.m. at The Center for Jewish History. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

The Center for Jewish History invites people of all backgrounds to explore their roots at the landmark Ackman and Ziff Family Genealogy Institute. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Ana Gasteyer Makes Cafe Carlyle DebutPhoto Coverage: Ana Gasteyer Makes Cafe Carlyle Debut
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 26, 2016

Actress/singer Ana Gasteyer made her Cafe Carlyle debut last night and BroadwayWorld was there. Her engagement runs through November 5th. (more...)

BWW Review: Bon Jovi Brings It Home with Live Listening Party at the BarrymoreBWW Review: Bon Jovi Brings It Home with Live Listening Party at the Barrymore
by Kristen Morale - Oct 21, 2016

Jon Bon Jovi has been making the world that much more special with his music for more than thirty years, and the listening party on October 20th to promote his newest album proved that he isn't quite finished rocking it yet. As an introduction to the band's fourteenth album entitled This House is Not For Sale (to be released on November 4th), Bon Jovi chose the historic Barrymore Theater on West 47th Street in Midtown to play his album in its entirety to an intimate yet practically sold out house of fans both old and new. And as he said during the concert, to those who were either there for the entire journey or those who just joined the party, he gladly performs for all those who are willing to listen to what he has to say. (more...)

The Met Presents SACRED REPERTOIRE OF JERUSALEM Performed By Schola Antiqua, 10/23The Met Presents SACRED REPERTOIRE OF JERUSALEM Performed By Schola Antiqua, 10/23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

In celebration of The Metropolitan Museum of Art's exhibition Jerusalem 1000-1400: Every People Under Heaven, Schola Antiqua of Chicago will perform a program of sacred music that is inspired by the diverse religions existing within the city of Jerusalem. On Sunday, October 23, at 1:00 and 3:00 pm, The Suspended Harp: Sounds of Faith in Medieval Jerusalem will be staged in the Fuentidueña Chapel at The Met Cloisters, as part of the 2016-17 MetLiveArts season. (more...)

Center for Jewish History to Showcase Young Jewish American Composers in ConcertCenter for Jewish History to Showcase Young Jewish American Composers in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

A concert of new classical works by young Jewish American composers will explore how Jewish history and identity informs new works of art music on Wednesday, November 2 at 7 p.m. at The Center for Jewish History. (more...)

THE VENICE GHETTO & BEYOND Exhibition on View This Fall/Winter at Center for Jewish HistoryTHE VENICE GHETTO & BEYOND Exhibition on View This Fall/Winter at Center for Jewish History
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

?The Center for Jewish History will mark the 500th anniversary of the creation of the Venice ghetto in 1516 with a new exhibition that reveals the complex history of Jewish life in the Mediterranean world following the confinement of Venetian Jews to a walled-off section of their city. (more...)

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