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Ida’s Salon Online presents “Third Solitudes” with Gili Loftus

Sun February 28, 2021 @ 15:00 - 16:15

Free Zoom Event – *Registration Required – Click Here*

Ida’s Salon is going live!

Together with the Museum of Jewish Montreal, Ida’s Salon Online is thrilled to welcome you to the second of our virtual salon series. Join us for an afternoon of poetry and song hosted by a stellar line-up of invited guests, as we dive head first into the stories and histories of the golden age of Yiddish in Montreal and share some excerpts from “Third Solitudes”, our mini-concert in tribute to Yiddish poet Ida Maze.

Meet your hosts: historical keyboardist and Ida’s Salon Online creator Gili Loftus, Yiddish scholar Sebastian Schulman, composer and singer Noa Haran, historian Pierre Anctil (University of Ottawa), author and translator Chantal Ringuet, and our guest of honour: literary scholar Irving Massey (Professor Emeritus, State University of New York’s University at Buffalo).

About Ida’s Salon Online

Ida’s Salon Online is a series of classical mini-concerts on period instruments. Taking Jewish figures of the past and present as our point of departure, each concert explores different facets of Jewish art, life and culture, bridging the past and present of the diaspora experience through the joyous exploration of historically-informed performance on period instruments.

The Museum of Jewish Montreal would like to thank the Community Innovation Fund for their generous support of this program.

About Gili Loftus

Award winning keyboardist, Canadian-born Gili Loftus’ three-fold expertise on the fortepiano, modern piano and harpsichord lend her playing a character that is unique to her, and which has opened up new and exciting paths for artistic and historical exploration which Gili has been invited to share through her performances and lectures on both sides of the Atlantic. She has been published in Keyboard Perspectives, and her work featured in The New York Times.

Gili completed her doctoral studies at the Schulich School of Music at McGill University. In growing demand as a solo and collaborative artist, Gili has been invited to play with such period-instrument ensembles as Infusion Baroque, Orchestre Galileo, Ensemble Musica Humana, the Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra and the Kansas City Baroque Consortium.

Gili has been generously supported by the America–Israel Cultural Foundation, as well as the Canada Council for the Arts, le Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

This event is free, but requires registration ahead of time. Please register here. You will receive the Zoom link three hours prior to the event. 


Sun February 28, 2021
15:00 - 16:15
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