Intercultural Institute

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NEC: Eben Jordan Ensemble Room
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NEC: Pierce Hall
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NEC: Brown Hall
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NEC: Williams Hall

Sephardic Jewish musicians and their Ottoman/Turkish counterparts

with Edwin Seroussi and Joseph Alpar

Born in Montevideo, Uruguay and immigrated to Israel in 1971, Edwin Seroussi is the Emanuel...

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NEC: Jordan Hall

Since at least the 16th century, the Turkish maftirim repertoire – Hebrew devotional poetry set to Turkish makam music for use in the synagogue – demonstrates the deep relationships Ottoman Jews...

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This “coffeehouse opera” was created by alumnus and faculty member Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol ’00 MM, ’04 DMA.
Mattia Mauree
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Alum Mattia C. Maurée ’14 MM and faculty members Ran Blake and Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol honored with finalist awards.
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NEC: Plimpton Shattuck Black Box Theatre

Othello in the Seraglio, a uniquely powerful “coffeehouse opera,” tells an age-old story of passionate love and murderous jealousy, of a black slave at the 17th century Ottoman Court who rises to...

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NEC: Pierce Hall

What does it really mean to be fluent in more than one musical language? 

In the age of YouTube, world music traditions now seem closer and more accessible due to media saturation. However, while...

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NEC: Pierce Hall

Presented by the 2050 Forum, the Intercultural Institute, and the Music History Department—a roundtable discussion with Jeff Todd Titon on the future of music & sound in the face of climate disruption...