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at Nicholas Music Center & also Live Streamed
by the Bildner Center and the Department of Italian, among
A concert with spoken commentary, Exile
explores Jewish musical culture in early modern Europe and its
encounters with other traditions. The performance features the
period-instrument ensemble Incantare in
conjunction with Professor
Rebecca Cypess, Rutgers Department of
Music, and other special guests. The program sheds light on the
powerful role played by Jews in musical life during this volatile
An affiliated faculty member in Jewish studies since
2017, Rebecca Cypess is
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Mason Gross and Associate
Professor in the Department of Music. She is not only an author of
the Exile program, but also performs on harpsichord and organ.