09 20, 2014

On August 9 and 10, 2014, The Ziering-Conlon Initiative for Recovered Voices at The Colburn School hosted a symposium entitled “Music, Censorship and Meaning in Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union: Echoes and Consequences.”

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07 05, 2014

Major scholars from the United States and Europe will participate in two-day public conference featuring musical performances.

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12 10, 2013

Conductor James Conlon leads the Initiative comprising performances, seminars, academic conferences and competitions dedicated to the advocacy of music by suppressed composers

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05 06, 2013


Rabbi David Ellenson, President of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR), awarded the 2013 Roger E. Joseph Prize to Maestro James Conlon at HUC-JIR/New York Ordination at Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York on Sunday, May 5, 2013.

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08 10, 2011

Arizona State University College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Center for Jewish Studies

“Reimagining Erwin Schulhoff, Viktor Ullmann, and the German-Jewish-Czech World”

Interdisciplinary Conference at Arizona State University
March 4-5, 2012

Call for Papers

The Center for Jewish Studies and the School of Music at Arizona State University in collaboration with The OREL Foundation announce an international conference and festival devoted to the life, times and musical legacy of Viktor Ullmann and Erwin Schulhoff. The conference will be held at Arizona State University, March 4-5, 2012.

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03 20, 2011

The beauty of concentration camps was first revealed to Ryan Ross a couple of years ago.

The graduate student of voice at Cal State Long Beach was picking repertoire for a recital when his professor of voice suggested he look at a new website created by James Conlon, the music director of Los Angeles Opera.

“The website,, had been up for a month at that point,” said Ryan Ross in a phone interview this week. Devoted to composers whose work had been suppressed by Hitler and his Nazi empire, the Orel Foundation site opened Ross's eyes to composers and music he had never heard of.

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