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Date & Time

Saturday, October 16, 2021
3:00 PM

Location

Goodspeed Hall, Fulton Recital Hall

Admission

Free

Contact

Humanities Division
773-702-7423
humanities@uchicago.edu

Description

In the final chapter of its “Babylon Project,” the New Budapest Orpheum Society explores the transformation of exile to return—the powerful chronicles that grow around dispossessed peoples. Throughout human history exile has taken many forms, resulting from the tragic loss of homeland, as well as the human suffering that accompanies a pandemic. In its Humanities Day performance, the New Budapest Orpheum Society weaves songs of return, ancient and modern, from diverse cabaret repertories, into narratives of reckoning with the lived histories we increasingly witness in our own past and present. The performance will be narrated by Philip Bohlman, Ludwig Rosenberger Distinguished Service Professor in Jewish History, Music and the Humanities in the College; Associate Faculty, Divinity School. To register, go to https://humanitiesday.uchicago.edu/registration.