The lecture will focus on three projects: Songs from Testimonies – the music project of the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale University (since 2018); The Sorceress (Di Kishefmakherin) – Avram Goldfaden’s operetta production by the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (2017–2019), and Litvakus klezmer ensemble – reinventing Litvak Jewish instrumental music based on existing sources.
D. Zisl Slepovitch is a composer, musicologist and ethnomusicologist (PhD, Belarusian State Academy of Music), critically acclaimed performing artist (woodwinds, keyboards, vocals), conductor, music and Yiddish educator, leader of Litvakus klezmer ensemble, Zisl Slepovitch Trio, The Beary Brothers and other projects; Musician-in-Residence at Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale University, frequent contributor to NYT Folksbiene productions, including Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish (off-Broadway).
Monday June 21st 11 Tamuz 08:00 - 09:00
Dr. D. Zisl Slepovitch
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Montage of D. Zisl Slepovitch's musical work, prepared by himself