FREE NEW-MUSIC CONCERT HONORING
MADISON ARTS PHILANTHROPIST MILDRED “BABE” CONNEY
Including a rare performance of Steve Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians
Experience chamber music like you’ve never heard with Sound Out Loud, in honor of Madison arts philanthropist Mildred "Babe" Conney. This free concert takes place on Thursday, April 20th, at 7 p.m., at Madison’s Overture Center in Promenade Hall.
The Madison ensemble expands the realm of musical possibilities through experimental technique, instrument variety and musical style from the Middle East and Asia. The group weaves innovative performance elements and live electronics into contemporary music from early 20th century to the present, creating an artistic, enveloping experience.
“This music is all about pushing creative boundaries and melding cultures,” said Douglas Rosenberg, Director of the The Conney Project on Jewish Arts. “Coming together is wonderful way to honor a woman who gave so much to the arts.”
The Conney Project
The Conney Project on Jewish Arts, taking place April 19 – 21, 2017, is an educational initiative of the University of Wisconsin’s Mosse/Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies. It supports new narratives of Jewish identity in all arts, both traditional and contemporary. The Conney Project also raises awareness of the contributions of Jewish artists and scholars while fostering new scholarship and production in the arts.
As a result, The Conney Project has created an anthology of more than 50 papers, performances and films – a true narrative that speaks to the role of Jewish artists and scholars in shaping 20th and 21st century art practices. Made possible by the ongoing support of Marv and Babe Conney, The Conney Project will continue to be shining legacy of the couple’s commitment and love for Jewish arts.
About the Mosse/Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies
The Mosse-Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies, founded in 1991 and named for former Board of Regents chair Laurence A. Weinstein and history professor George L. Mosse, brings together scholars, students and community members to explore 3,500 years of the Jewish experience. It draws on the expertise of nearly 30 affiliated faculty members in the arts, humanities, education, law and social sciences to offer multiple undergraduate degree options. It regularly hosts public programs, including the Jewish Heritage Lecture Series, the Greenfield Summer Institute (a faculty-led four-day program of lectures, films and social events) and the Conney Project in Judaism and the Arts.
Douglas Rosenberg, Director, The Conney Project, Mosse-Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies/UW (608) 262-3380 / firstname.lastname@example.org / conneyproject.wisc.edu