East Coast Tour · November 2019
The Greek Chamber Music Project presents a powerful program in memory of the Holocaust, honoring the Sephardic Jews of Greece and the broader Mediterranean. The Sephardim have a deep history in Greece, with musical traditions that have had lasting influences on the region. GCMP is pleased to feature Sarah Aroeste who sings in Ladino, the Judeo-Spanish language of the Sephardim. She keeps the language alive with unique interpretations of traditional Sephardic songs and her original compositions sung in Ladino.
She is joined by her longtime pianist and producer Shai Bachar, as well as special guest Ellie Falaris Ganelin on flute. Together, they will present a concert of songs old and new in a multimedia performance using sound clips, videos, and live music. The program will feature stories and video footage from Aroeste’s own family, as well as video testimony of a Greek Holocaust survivor, thanks to a collaboration with the Fortunoff Video Archive at Yale University. Remembering the Jews of Greece is the ensemble’s East Coast Tour, remembering this dark moment in history in an effort to speak out against hate and to promote healing and acceptance in our communities.
Yale University • New Haven, CT
Monday • Nov 4 • 7pm
Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale (directions)
Sponsored by the Hellenic Studies Program and co-sponsored by the Judaic Studies Program, the Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life, the European Studies Council, and the Council on Middle East Studies
Johns Hopkins University • Baltimore, MD
Tuesday • Nov 5 • 7:30pm
Peabody Institute, Cohen-Davison Family Theatre (directions)
Sponsored by the Alexander Grass Humanities Institute and co-sponsored by the Stulman Program in Jewish Studies, the Anthropology Department, International Studies Program, and Peabody Conservatory
University of Maryland • College Park, MD
Thursday • Nov 7 • 7pm
Ulrich Recital Hall (directions)
Sponsored by the Department of Classics and co-sponsored by the Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies, the History Department and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Library of Congress • Washington, DC
Friday • Nov 8 • 12pm
Mumford Room (6th floor, Rm 649)
Library of Congress, James Madison Memorial Building (directions)
Presented by General and International Collections Directorate and the Asian and Middle Eastern Division at the Library of Congress, and in cooperation with the The Jüdische Kulturbund Project.
The United Church • Washington, DC
Saturday • Nov 9 • 7pm
Presented by The Jüdische Kulturbund Project, The United Church, and in cooperation with the Rabin Chair Forum at George Washington University and Hellenic Society Prometheas