140 years: 1880 to 2020

*Library of Congress selects this website! (See note below)

During pandemic Yo Yo Ma plays Ernest Bloch’s “Prayer” — FROM JEWISH LIFE

“Ernest Bloch Studies”

The paperback edition of “Ernest Bloch Studies” that Norman Solomon and Alexander Knapp co-edited in 2016 is now available through Cambridge University Press (CUP). We’re delighted that CUP has offered to bring it out in this far less expensive format! The discount price is $23.99. Ernest Bloch Studies_Flyer

London, England: International Ernest Bloch Society

[Cancelled] THE WORLD OF ERNEST BLOCH | Sunday, April 19, 2020 | [Cancelled]

Master Classes | Discussion | GALA CONCERT

A day exploring and celebrating the diversity of Bloch’s music with Bloch scholar, Dr. Alexander Knapp; a BBC Producer; and three internationally acclaimed musicians.

Dear Bloch friends,

On the occasion of the 140th anniversary of Ernest Bloch’s birth, we invite you to attend THE WORLD OF ERNEST BLOCH in London on Sunday, April 19, 2020.

We hope that young musicians will take the opportunity of participating in the Bloch masterclasses with such superb and esteemed artists, as Rivka Golani (viola), Raphael Wallfisch (cello) and Miriam Kramer (violin). All are well known for their interpretation of Bloch’s music. These artists will all be interviewed during the day by BBC producer, Rob Cowan. And perform in concert in the evening.

Please email events@ernestblochsociety.org to request flyers.  See more details and apply to participate in the masterclasses at www.ernestblochsociety.org

And apply to attend the day including the masterclasses, and gala concert in the evening at www.jmi.org.uk

Presented in partnership between the International Ernest Bloch Society and the Jewish Music Institute.

Best wishes, Geraldine Auerbach MBE

T: 020 8907 1905    M: 07971 818 262 | geraldine.auerbach@gmail.com


This website is maintained in the spirit of collecting all things valuable to an international community interested in preserving the legacy of Ernest Bloch.

During his lifetime, Ernest Bloch was known as “The Man from Agate Beach.” During Bloch’s lifetime, Agate Beach had its own post office. Now, Agate Beach is the northern-most district of Newport, Oregon. Along Highway 101 is a wayside at 49th Street, where Woody Way and Gilbert Way come together

In 1976, in this same wayside, the Governor of Oregon along with Bloch’s three children dedicated an Ernest Bloch Memorial. The site of the memorial was several hundred feet from the house in which the Blochs lived from 1941 to 1963. Ernest Bloch died in 1959. Marguerite Bloch died in 1963.

In 2009, on the 50th anniversary of Bloch’s passing, the City of Newport designated the entrance to wayside as “Ernest Bloch Place.”

In 2017 the Oregon Department of Transportation named this wayside in the Agate Beach district — the Ernest Bloch Memorial Wayside.

On July 21, 2018, the larger Ernest Bloch Memorial Wayside was formally dedicated, with the the 1976 Memorial being moved to and included in a new installation featuring a new monument, five benches, and an interpretive sign*, now referred to as Ernest Bloch Place.

This website is maintained by Dr. Frank Jo Maitland Geltner, the “Flamekeeper” of the Ernest Bloch Legacy Project — which is based in Newport, Oregon, the home of Ernest Bloch from 1941 to 1959.

*Copies of interpretive sign are available on request. The original (full size) is thirty-six by forty-eight inches; the copy (half size) is eighteen by twenty-four inches. Click on “KioskFinalPRINT” to view. A framed version is $60 plus shipping. A version suitable for framing is available for $30.00 (18 by 24 inches) plus shipping.

*Library of Congress selects Bloch website

In January 2020 The United States Library of Congress selected this website for inclusion in the historic collection of Internet materials related to the Performing Arts Web Archive because it considered the site to be an important part of this collection and the historical record.
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