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Time’s Echo: On Art and Memory with Jeremy Eichler

Wednesday, February 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Tufts University welcomes author and critic Jeremy Eichler for a program on his recent book, “Times Echo: The Second World War, The Holocaust, and the Music of Remembance. Eichler, chief classical music critic of The Boston Globe, offers a genre-blurring piece of work on art, war and memory that has been named History Book of the Year by The Sunday Times of London. Published by Knopf in 2023 yet “already classic” (Samuel Moyn, Yale University), the book proposes new ways of listening to music as culture’s memory, and learning to hear between its notes the resonances of what another era has written, heard, dreamed, hoped, and mourned.

Join Tufts Arts & Sciences faculty members to explore the broader implications of the book’s arguments, its literary style, and its spirited defense of humanism and the arts for many forms of artistic expression and ways of deepening how we think about the legacies of war, the memory of culture, and the renewed promise of art for our lives today. The event will include performances of excerpts from Olivier Messiaen’s “Quartet for the End of Time” (1941) and Kareem Roustom’s “Aleppo Songs” (2016).

Co-sponsored by Toupin-Bolwell Fund of Arts and Sciences; CHAT; Tisch College; and the Tufts Departments of Music, Sound, and Culture, History, German, Judaic Studies, and International Literary, and Cultural Studies.



Distler Performance Hall, Granoff Music Center, Tufts University
20 Talbot Ave.
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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