CANCELLED: Jewish Studies Lecture Series

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Please join us every Wednesday from 12:20 - 1:10 p.m. in 207 Amy E. du Pont Music Building for this year's Jewish Studies Lecture Series.


This year, we have partnered with the Music Department to offer a lecture series entitled "Shalom Shanghai" about the history of the WWII Jewish Ghetto in Shanghai, which inspired the new musical Shanghai Sonatas.


Co-instructed by David Winkler and Xiang Gao. All lectures are free and open to the public. 


February 12th: Introduction 


February 15th & 16th: Shanghai Sonatas performances as part of the Master Players Concert Series. Tickets available here


February 19th: Joyce Hill Stoner - My experience writing lyrics for a new musical after the Shanghai Jewish refugee research 


February 27th: Alan Goodson - Creating Shanghai Sonatas after my research 


March 4th: Conversation Day 


March 11th: No class 


March 18th: David Winkler - What life was like for Italian Jews in the same period


March 25th: Conversation Day 


April 1st: Spring break - no lecture 


April 8th: Polly Zavadivker - Pre-Shanghai Jewish period 


Saturday, April 11th - United States Holocaust Memorial Museum trip - departing 8am, returning 5pm. Includes lecture by Jane Klinger, Chief Conservator at USHMM


April 15th: Conversation Day


April 22nd: Xiang Gao - Preserving the musical memory of the Shanghai Jews in the musical theater project 


April 29th: Conversation Day


May 6th: Polly Zavadivker - Pre-Shanghai Jewish period wrap-up  


May 13th: Conclusion 



Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 12:20pm to 1:10pm

Amy du Pont Music Building, 207
Amy E. du Pont Music Bldg, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19711, USA

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Students, Academics, Community, Lectures & Programs, College of Arts and Sciences, Concerts, Lectures and Programs, Theatre, Special Events, Global



Jewish Studies, Music


All lectures are free and open to the public.

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Katie Capallo and David Winkler

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