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Tufts presents Songs You Should Know concert

Posted by boston.com  January 24, 2014 10:00 AM

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The following was submitted by The Tufts University Department of Music:

The Tufts University Department of Music faculty members Rabbi Jeffrey Summit and Dr. Paul D. Lehrman follow up their acclaimed 2010 Songs You Should Know concerts with another evening of songs from the '60s and '70s about war, peace, love, greed, spying, politics, and other evils that just won't go away.  This year’s offering takes place in the Distler Performance Hall at the Perry and Marty Granoff Music Center on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 8 p.m.

When composer and music technologist Paul Lehrman sat down to jam with Rabbi (and ethnomusicologist) Jeffrey Summit at a Tufts music department party several years ago, they realized they had something powerful in common: a great love for and knowledge about the “protest” songs of the 1960s. They also found they shared a strong desire to teach their students about these songs, the era that spawned them, and why they were so important—both during the social upheavals of their day, and to the music and political struggles of today.
In “(More) Songs You Should Know (Music from the 1960s That Still Matters),” Summit and Lehrman will perform songs that defined the political climate of the 1960s and beyond, including those by Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs, Pete and Peggy Seeger, John Prine, Nina Simone, Joni Mitchell, Tom Lehrer, Tom Paxton, and many more. 

They will talk about the music and the musicians, and how they reflected and affected the great societal changes that were taking place, as well as what the music meant to them personally as they were growing up. Aiding and abetting the duo with their outstanding talents are Tufts performance faculty member Beth Bahia Cohen, Ben Krakauer, and a number of special guests.

“(More) Songs You Should Know…” will be a fun and enlightening evening for anyone who remembers or wants to learn about how music and social change can work together—not only historically, but in today’s world as well.

On February 4 at 12 noon, Rabbi Summit and Dr. Lehrman will play a pre-concert preview for the radio program “Lost and Found” on WMBR-FM, 88.1.  

The Granoff Music Center is located at 20 Talbot Avenue on Tufts’ Medford/Somerville campus. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit as.tufts.edu/music/musiccenter or call the Granoff Music Center Box Office at 617.627.3679. 
 faculty members Rabbi Jeffrey Summit and Dr. Paul D. Lehrman follow up their acclaimed 2010 Songs You Should Know concerts with another evening of songs from the '60s and '70s about war, peace, love, greed, spying, politics, and other evils that just won't go away.  This year’s offering takes place in the Distler Performance Hall at the Perry and Marty Granoff Music Center on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 8 p.m.

When composer and music technologist Paul Lehrman sat down to jam with Rabbi (and ethnomusicologist) Jeffrey Summit at a Tufts music department party several years ago, they realized they had something powerful in common: a great love for and knowledge about the “protest” songs of the 1960s. 

They also found they shared a strong desire to teach their students about these songs, the era that spawned them, and why they were so important—both during the social upheavals of their day, and to the music and political struggles of today.
In “(More) Songs You Should Know (Music from the 1960s That Still Matters),” Summit and Lehrman will perform songs that defined the political climate of the 1960s and beyond, including those by Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs, Pete and Peggy Seeger, John Prine, Nina Simone, Joni Mitchell, Tom Lehrer, Tom Paxton, and many more. They will talk about the music and the musicians, and how they reflected and affected the great societal changes that were taking place, as well as what the music meant to them personally as they were growing up. Aiding and abetting the duo with their outstanding talents are Tufts performance faculty member Beth Bahia Cohen, Ben Krakauer, and a number of special guests.
“(More) Songs You Should Know…” will be a fun and enlightening evening for anyone who remembers or wants to learn about how music and social change can work together—not only historically, but in today’s world as well.

On February 4 at 12 noon, Rabbi Summit and Dr. Lehrman will play a pre-concert preview for the radio program “Lost and Found” on WMBR-FM, 88.1.  

The Granoff Music Center is located at 20 Talbot Avenue on Tufts’ Medford/Somerville campus. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit as.tufts.edu/music/musiccenter or call the Granoff Music Center Box Office at 617.627.3679. 

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