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The Arts in Odessa: Jewish Jewel on the Black Sea—Session 1

The Arts in Odessa: Jewish Jewel on the Black Sea—Session 1

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 7:45 pm to 9:30 pm

Takes place at
North Suburban Synagogue Beth El
1175 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
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This is session 1 of a 3-part series, each focussed on one aspect of the the performing arts. Enjoy 1, 2, or all 3 sessions. Sessions sold separately.

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Uncover stories of Odessa’s once-thriving center of Jewish artistic and intellectual life.

Led by Dr. Inna Naroditskaya, professor of musicology and ethnomusicology at Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music.

How Jewish is Tango?

In this session, explore the Jewish ties to the dissemination of tango across Europe and beyond. Learn of the migration of Jews to Argentina and the involvement of Jewish musicians in tango orchestras. Discover the connections between Jews and tango across continents, throughout the twentieth century and beyond.

Program Partner

NSS Beth El


Series Dates and Topics

Session 1 | May 5

How Jewish is Tango?

Session 2 | May 12
The Original Musical Films
and Their Jewish Stars

Session 3 | May 19
Tale of Two Violinists