Tuesdays at Sheptytsky: “1921: The War Against Music”

Tuesdays at Sheptytsky: “1921: The War Against Music”

Tuesdays at Sheptytsky: “1921: The War Against Music”



Tuesdays at Sheptytsky: "1921: The War Against Music"

Date: Mar 27 Time: 4 pm - 5:30 pm

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“1921:  The War Against Music -  The Suppression of the Works of Ukrainian Jewish Composer David Nowakowsky (1848-1921)

and Ukrainian Christian Composer Mykola Leontovych (1877-1921)”

On Tuesday, March 27, at 4:30 in Windle House, please join the Sheptytsky Institute for another event in the series "Tuesdays at Sheptytsky." This Tuesday's lecturer Cantor Ronald B. Graner will present on the lives and music of two Ukrainian composers who both died in 1921: David Nowakowsky and Mykola Leontovych.

David Nowakowsky was a Jewish Reform Zionist, whose unpublished music was buried in occupied France to save it from the Nazis. Mykola Leontovych was a Christian Ukrainian Nationalist, who was murdered by the CHEKA to stamp out Ukrainian culture and religion. Only now is their music being heard again after almost  100 years.

Ronald's most recent success has been the production of an award-winning short film on Jewish composer David Nowakowsky (1848-1921).  The film: “A Forgotten Master” has been broadcast several times on BRAVO! Television, The film won the audience appreciation prize at the Chicago International Short Film Festival.

Ron is currently Vice-President of Jewish Music Toronto, a voting member of the Toronto Council of Hazzanim and has served on the City of Toronto Advisory Committee for the Don Valley Brickworks and the Metro Toronto Green Transportation Committee.

Event Details

Date: Mar 27

Time: 4 pm - 5:30 pm

Event Category: Sheptytsky Institute


Name: Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Institute of Eastern Christian Studies

Phone: 416-926-7133

Email: sheptytsky@utoronto.ca


Windle House,

5 Elmsley Place

Toronto, Ontario Canada