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Maestro James Conlon Receives HUC-JIR’s Highest Honor: Roger E. Joseph Prize

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.

Rabbi David Ellenson stated, “It is a privilege to present HUC-JIR’s highest honor, the Joseph Prize, to Maestro Conlon, in recognition of his efforts to raise public consciousness to the significance of works of composers whose lives and compositions were suppressed by the Nazi regime.  The Orel Foundation, which he created, is dedicated to giving attention to these composers with the performance of their works.”

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Read the full transcript of Maestro Conlon’s address here.