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Students and faculty from Vanderbilt Blair School of Music and a Jewish studies class hosted a COVID protocol-compliant live music performance on April 8.
The program began with an original piece composed by Michael Alec Rose, professor of composition at Blair, followed by a performance of George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. The grand finale was a Klezmer jazz improvisation.
“Klezmer is traditionally Eastern European Jewish music,” said Shaul Kelner, associate professor of sociology and Jewish studies, who helped organize the concert. “Along with introducing a new type of music to some students, it was probably the first live performance of the year for many in the audience, which made it even more fun.”
April 7-8 were special days set aside to offer a change of pace within the semester and create an opportunity to reflect and care for one another.
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