Tamara Reps Freeman offers “Music of the Shoah: Melodies of Comfort, Solace and Resistance,” a three-part interactive Zoom lecture series with online talks and musical performances, on Tuesdays, March 16, 23, and 30, at 8 p.m. Temple Israel & JCC in Ridgewood hosts the program.
Dr. Freeman will tell some of the compelling stories and play the recorded voices of Holocaust prisoners who used music to fight against fascism and uphold their humanity. She also play music composed in the ghettos on her 1935 Joseph Bausch viola, a rescued Holocaust relic.
Dr. Freeman is the musicologist for the international Association of Holocaust Organizations. She is a professor of Holocaust music, culture, performance, and education at Montclair State University, John Cali School of Music, and Saint Elizabeth University. Dr. Freeman is the faculty advisor for Musicians for Social Justice at MSU. She teaches and performs Holocaust music across the country, facilitating teacher and student workshops and producing concerts.
The series is presented at no charge. For the Zoom link, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to http://synagogue.org.