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Concert with Zisl Slepovitch

In a live virtual concert, composer, ethnomusicologist, educator, and multi-instrumentalist Zisl Slepovitch will perform selections from his various compositions.

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Concert with Zisl Slepovitch

Time & Location

Apr 18, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CDT

Live on Zoom

About the Event

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The concert program includes fragments from Slepovitch's vocal cycle SYLL-ABLE — Soviet Yiddish Literati (music set to the poetry of Meyshe Kulbak, Izi Kharik, and Zelik Akselrod), songs set to children’s poems by Boris Sandler, an ethnographic multimedia program “Traveling the Yiddishland,” based on D. Zisl Slepovitch’s and Nina Stepanskaya’s field recordings from Belarus, and Slepovitch’s original pieces and songs in Yiddish.

D. Zisl Slepovitch  is a native of Minsk, Belarus (in the US since 2008) is an ethnomusicologist and musicologist (Ph.D.), klezmer, classical, and improvising multi-instrumentalist musician (woodwinds, keyboards), composer, arranger, music and Yiddish educator, founding member of critically acclaimed bands Litvakus and Zisl Slepovitch Trio; a frequent contributor to the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene; Musician-in-Residence at Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale University. Slepovitch has served as clarinetist and associate conductor in Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish (off-Broadway, 2018-20), Yiddish instructor at The New School, guest artist and lecturer at universities and cultural orga