Reed's annual symposium on music and the liberal arts.
Conversation: David Krakauer & Morgan Luker
A Conversation about Klezmer with David Krakauer & Morgan Luker
4 p.m., Friday, February 4, 2011
Eliot Hall Chapel
A leading figure in world music, clarinetist David Krakauer has redefined klezmer through his innovative recordings and passionate stage performances. With his band Klezmer Madness!, he has forged alliances between his branch of world music and a multitude of musical genres including jazz, rock, funk, and most recently hip-hop. Ethnomusicologist Morgan Luker is assistant professor of music at Reed College. Free and open to the public.
Concert: Chamber Music Northwest Encore Series Presents the Apollo Trio with David Krakauer, clarinet
Apollo Trio with David Krakauer, David Taylor, & Michael Sarin
7:30 p.m., Saturday, February 5, 2011
In cooperation with Reed College’s 2011 ROMP! symposium, this concert of music on Jewish themes features the world premiere of David Schiff’s klezmer-inspired “Borscht Belt Follies” and highlights the eastern-European and American connections with Jewish music over six decades. Pre-concert lecture is at 6:30 p.m. in Kaul Auditorium. Tickets: $12–45; 503/294-6400 or online.
Lecture: Vincent Brook
"Driven to Darkness: Jewish Emigré Directors and the Rise of Film Noir"
10 a.m., Sunday, February 6, 2011
Vincent Brook, visiting assistant professor at UCLA's school of theatre, film, and television, discusses the seminal influence of German-speaking Jewish film directors on the American crime genre known as film noir. Free and open to the public.
Lecture: David Shneer
"Through Soviet Jewish Eyes: Photography, War, and the Holocaust"
1 p.m., Sunday, February 6, 2011
David Shneer, associate professor of history and director of the program in Jewish studies at the University of Colorado, discusses the photographs of two-dozen World War II military photographers who encountered evidence of Nazi genocide on the Eastern Front. Free and open to the public.