3rd Berkshire Summer Celebration of Jewish Music
Wednesday, June 6, 7:30 p.m., Hevreh of Southern Berkshire, 270 State Road, Great Barrington.
Chamber music concert showcasing works by Jewish composers. Tickets, $12, available for purchase at the door.
On Wednesday, June 6 at 7:30 p.m. at Hevreh of Southern Berkshire in Great Barrington, the Celebration will present a concert of chamber music showcasing important chamber music by Jewish composers. The concert will include the exciting Sonatina for Clarinet and Piano by Paul Schoenfield; the lush, romantic Trio by 19th century Russian-Jewish composer Alexander Zemlinsky; the Suite Hebraique for Violin and Piano by Ernst Bloch; and a special work, "Assimilations" by Robert Sirota, which explores the composer's Jewish roots in the face of his conversion to Christianity. Cantor Robert Scherr will be featured in the New England premier of "Yishakeni" by Meira Warshaw, for tenor flute and piano, based on The Song of Songs. Performers are Paul Green, clarinetist; Robert Scherr, cantor and Jewish Chaplain for Williams College; Doris Stevenson, pianist and Williams College faculty member; Joel Pitchon, violinist and Smith College faculty member; Ronald Feldman, cellist and Williams College faculty member. Tickets are $12 and will be available for purchase at the door.
These events are co-sponsored by the Jewish Federation of the Berkshires, Hevreh of Southern Berkshire, Congregation Beth Israel, Congregation Knesset Israel, Congregation Ahavath Sholom, Temple Anshe Amunim and The Berkshire Music School. Supported in part by grants from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and the Pittsfield Cultural Council. The Summer Celebration of Music is also presented in cooperation with the Boston Symphony Orchestra Berkshire Education and Community Program.