Interdisciplinary Workshop about Sarajevo Haggadah: Music of the Book", Jan. 12, 2015

Interdisciplinary Workshop about the Sarajevo Haggadah: Music of the Book

Monday, January 12, 4:30-6pm

Logan Center, Performance Hall

RSVP to logancenter@uchicago.edu

 

 

This workshop, sponsored by the Music Department and Logan Center, will focus on a special event taking place at the Logan Center on January 13. Sarajevo Haggadah: Music of the Book is a multimedia exploration of the Sarajevo Haggadah - the illuminated manuscript that contains illustrated book of prayer central to the ritual feast of Passover - as a symbol of diaspora and return.   Starting with her inspiration for the composition, Merima Ključo will discuss her process of collaborating with other artists to help interpret her vision.   Influenced by the musical traditions of Spain, Italy, Austria, and Bosnia-Herzegovina, Ključo collaborated with artist Bart Woodstrup, and Seth Knopp, classical pianist and founding member of the Naumburg Award-winning Peabody Trio.  Merima and Seth will discuss their individual work and process, and the video imagery will help provide the context of the Sarajevo Haggadah.  Musical excerpts from the work will illustrate the techniques that Merima uses in bringing this history to life.

 

 

Students from across the University are welcome to attend.

 

 

Merima Kljuco is a Bosnian-born composer and concert accordionist who performs with chamber ensembles and orchestras around the world.

 

 

Seth Knopp is a pianist and Artistic Director of Yellow Barn, and the founder and Co-Artistic Director of its Young Artist Program.

 

 

The Sarajevo Haggadah performance was commissioned by the Foundation for Jewish Culture’s New Jewish Culture Network and developed in residence at The Yellow Barn.