SD Jewish Music Series 2009 Events

David Amos: An Insight into the life of Itzhak Perlman

Thursday, February 19 at 7:30 p.m.

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David Amos, conductor, music columnist and lecturer will speak about the life of the great Israeli violinist, using audio and video examples.
A partnership with La Jolla Music Society
Free admission – Reservation required 858-362-1174 or hadasb@lfjcc.com
A prelude to Mr. Perlman’s performance on Saturday February 21 at 8:00 pm, at the Copley Symphony Hall. For tickets, please contact La Jolla Music Society at 858-459-3728.

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Violinist Zina Schiff in Concert

The Jewish Folk Music Society of Russia: A Centennial Celebration

Monday, March 23 at 7:30 pmHadash

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Zina Schiff has been lauded for "shining a light on this underrepresented corner of musical history" (Gramophone Magazine). She will feature works from the Jewish Folk Music Society (founded 1908, Russia) and show its extensive influence. "Her playing is like a rhapsodic song" (Magazin Klassik), "Schiff exudes Jewish style" (American Record Guide).  Pianist Mary Barranger will accompany.
Co-sponsored by Hadassah

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Common Chords III, the Next Generation

A Celebration of Jewish and Muslim Music

Wednesday, March 25 at 7:30 pm

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Salman Ahmad, Muslim rock star and Peace ambassador, founder of Junoon, “South Asia’s answer to Santana”, and renowned Indian tabla player Samir Chatterjee will join Yale Strom, world’s leading ethnographer/klezmer artist and his band Hot Pstromi for a unique production celebrating the common roots of Muslim and Jewish music,.
The concert will feature original works exploring tolerance, diversity and the ties that bind. These compositions are created and performed by the award winning stars of tomorrow. Yale Strom is an Artist-in-Residence at the SDSU Jewish Studies Program Co-presented by the Jewish Studies Program at San Diego State University

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Debbie Friedman in Concert

Jewish Music with Revivalist Joy

Saturday, March 28 at 8:15 pm

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For more than three decades, the legendary Debbie Friedman has given the world music that is transformative; offering joy and comfort, hope and faith, healing and inspiration. Music for our times. Music for our lives. Music for our souls.
Generously Underwritten by The Women’s Division of the United Jewish Federation and the Jewish Women’s Foundation of San Diego

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Ostracized Music – From Germany to San Diego

Ostracized Music

A concert in remembrance of Jewish composers persecuted by the Nazis

Thursday, April 23 at 7:30 pm

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Young European instrumentalists and singers, competition winners from the international festival, Ostacized Music, will perform. The festival teaches students from Germany and throughout Europe about the Holocaust and the short-lived careers of persecuted Jewish composers and musicians during World War II. Performing with the young winners will be the renowned pianists Volker Ahmels and Friederike Haufe.

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Jewish Composers in Popular Song and on Broadway

STeven Cassedy

 

 

Conversations from the Piano with Steven Cassedy

Steven Cassedy attended the Juilliard School Pre-College Division and is Professor of Literature at UCSD. Singer Coral MacFarland Thuet, premier San Diego jazz singer, recording artist, and SDSU instructor will accompany.

 

Monday, April 20 at 7:30 pm – The Gershwins

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George and Ira Gershwin (Yakov and Israel Gershvin), sons of Russian Jewish immigrants, explored their own identity and the identity of other ethnic groups in America through music and lyrics.

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Monday, April 27 at 7:30 pm – Richard Rodgers

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Rodgers, the son of a successful Jewish doctor (original family name: Abrahams), is best known as the musical half of the pairings Rodgers and (Lorenzo) Hart and Rodgers and (Oscar) Hammerstein. Always a political progressive, he used the medium of musical theatre with Hart and Hammerstein to explore the peculiar phenomenon of ethnic identity in America.

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Monday, April 30 at 7:30 pm – Leonard Bernstein

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Bernstein, born into a Russian Jewish family in Lawrence, Massachusetts, has given the American stage and popular music some of its most memorable compositions. Throughout his career he returned to his Jewish roots, both in the melodies he wrote and in his interest in questions of religious and ethnic identity.

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Omer Klein Trio

Jazz with Myriad World Music Elements

Tuesday, May 12 at 7:30 pm

 

 

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26 year-old pianist and composer Omer Klein is the latest force in the Israeli-New York City jazz movement. While keeping a strong connection with the sounds of his homeland, Israel, Klein’s compositions meld the music of Africa and the Middle East with American Jazz. The musicians - Omer Avital (bass, oud) and Ziv Ravitz (drums) - have the kind of tribal bond that connects people back through centuries, and the result is high energy and virtuosic, yet melodic and accessible. Co-sponsored by the America-Israel Cultural Foundation

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