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- Our #yiddish song and nigguniim course; "Der Nayer Klang" w/ Rachel Weston continues at @SOAS Vernon Sq. Tonight! http://t.co/LsYqir0jwqWed 19th Jun 13 07:41
- Only 33 tickets left on pre-sale for Once Upon a Time in The East presents @geoffberner at Jamboree 6th July. Hurry! http://t.co/xYWrFmAYsdMon 17th Jun 13 14:45
The JMI actively promotes the work of one composer in particular, Ernest Bloch, through our partnership with the Bloch Society.
We are particularly interested in the work of contemporary composers such as Phillip Glass and Steve Reich and the ways in which their Jewishness serves as a source of creative inspiration for these artists. The JMI also focuses on music on Jewish themes by non-Jewish composers and how music has been the medium of cultural, religious and philosophical dialogue since the Enlightenment.
JMI endeavors to explore and represent as many different aspects of classical music in its academic and performance programmes and we have a particular remit to support contemporary composers in the creation of new Jewish music. Most recently, the JMI commissioned Israeli composer Menachem Wiesenberg to compose his ‘Suite Concertante for Klezmer & Classical Violins’ for Sophie Solomon and Dora Schwarzberg which received its UK premiere with the Yehudi Menuhin School Orchestra and its Israeli premier with the Israel Sinfonietta.