Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Tishri 28, 5775
Before and during the 20th century, Jewish expression in the arts was as varied as the Jews themselves.
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The arts flourished in Philadelphia by mid-20th century and continued to find all sorts of outlets, both professional and amateur.
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The arts broke new ground as the 21st century began.
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An overview for the Exponent's 125th anniversary
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Philadelphia’s cultural canvas bears the distinct imprint of the Jews who have been creators, producers and patrons of the arts. Music, theater, food, literature, paintings, radio, television, newspapers: Philadelphia’s Jews have been leaders in the creation and cultivation of every sphere. The Jewish influence is heard in the orchestrations of Eugene Ormandy and the klezmer trumpeting of Susan Watts. It’s read...
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Did Eran Kolirin expect a big brass band to trumpet his arrival last week as a visiting scholar at Temple University? No, chuckles the award-winning Israeli director of the acclaimed film The Band's Visit ; no band in sight. There was, however, the music of movies as he set the scene as a participant in the Schusterman Visiting Artist Program,...
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