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2019 Faye Sigman “Woman of Valor” Lecture: The Magid Chronicles

Thursday, September 26 2019 7:00pm

Chapel of St. John the Evangelist, St. John’s On The Lake
1800 N. Prospect Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Veretski Pass with Joel Rubin: The Magid Chronicles


Veretski Pass in collaboration with Joel Rubin proudly present The Magid Chronicles, an instrumental collection based on pieces collected by Sofia Magid. Next to the instrumentals and songs collected by Magid, the quartet performs music collected by Magid’s Kiev counterpart, Moyshe Beregovski, and music from Turkey, Greece and Rumania. The result combines archival work with new compositions, arrangements and improvisations. Sometimes raucous, sometimes meditative, this program is a true melding of past, present, and future.

Free and open to the public.

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2019 Faye Sigman “Woman of Valor” Lecture: The Making of the Magid Chronicles

Wednesday, September 25 2019 7:00pm

Rubinstein Pavilion, Ovation Jewish Home
1414 N. Prospect Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53202

The Making of The Magid Chronicles


A behind-the-scenes look at the making of The Magid Chronicles by Veretski Pass, in collaboration with Joel Rubin. This presentation details their project development based on the field work of Sofia Magid, the Jewish ethnographer who worked intensively to document Jewish music in Belarus and Ukraine during Stalin’s regime in the 1920s and 30s. Magid’s 600 recordings contain rare examples of women’s songs and instrumental pieces from these regions, which form the nucleus of this fascinating event.

Free and open to the public.

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