Maestro Earle and Ukrainian music at the Berliner Musikfest

September 24, 2022By Gail Prensky No Comments

By Blair A. Ruble on September 23, 2022 KENNAN INSTITUTE ARTS AND LITERATURE CONFLICT RESOLUTION AND PEACEBUILDING UKRAINE GERMANY RUSSIA BY BLAIR A. RUBLE On September 6, the Odesa Philharmonic Orchestra performed under the direction of Principal Conductor Hobart Earle at the prestigious Berliner Musikfest. The Orchestra’s program featured several works by Ukrainian composers before ending with Jean … Read More

April 8, 2022By Gail Prensky No Comments

Today our friends and participating artists on The Jüdische Kulturbund Project, Namini Panchala with Ajith Kumarasiri, shared a protest song against the government in Sri Lanka. English Translation:  Let’s embrace Let’s kiss Let’s celebrate love We are poor We are hungry We may soon end up six feet under We all have a common enemy The army … Read More

Bridging Time, Distance and Distrust, With Music

March 27, 2021By Gail Prensky No Comments

THE SATURDAY PROFILEFrom The New York Times Neta Elkayam, an Israeli singer, plumbs the rich culture of the Moroccan Jews she descended from, and introduces it to new audiences in both countries. The singer and artist Neta Elkayam in her backyard in Jerusalem. “Jewish immigrants from Morocco had a lot of troubles and difficulties,” she … Read More

Illusions by a Chilean Immigrant

March 4, 2021By Gail Prensky No Comments

A story featured in “NY—Art News” about Joan Belmar, a participating artist in The Jüdische Kulturbund Project’s Shared Stories Collection. Underground-2 © Joan Belmar “People think that if you know how to draw and paint, you know how to make art, but that is not correct. You just know how to repeat a technique.”- Joan … Read More

The Power of Art in South Sudan

September 10, 2020By Gail Prensky No Comments

September 8, 2020 by Akot Deng Agoth and Gail Prensky Gail Prensky, creator, executive producer and director  of The Jüdische Kulturbund Project, dedicated to exploring issues of oppression and response through music and art, shares her interview with young South Sudan artist Akot Deng Agoth. Gail Prensky and Akot Deng Agoth in Juba South Sudan, which gained … Read More

Weinberg’s Symphony No. 21 ( “Kaddish”) live stream on August 16 at 1pm ET

August 11, 2020By Gail Prensky No Comments

Wanted to share this with you from one of the participating artists in The Jüdische Kulturbund Project: Hobart Earle, the conductor of the Odessa Philharmonic, will be streaming a free concert on Sunday, August 16 at 1pm ET. The concert is Weinberg’s Symphony No. 21 ( “Kaddish” performed on January 27, 2020 – “International Holocaust Memorial … Read More