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Songs by St. Petersburg Society, Kfar Saba, Israel

You are invited to "Roots", a concert of songs written by composers of the
St. Petersburg Society, for voice, violin or viola and piano. The concert
is Sunday, April 4, at 18:00, at the Migdalei Hayam Hatichon
(Mediterranean Towers), Sireni 58, Kfar Saba.

The Saint Petersburg Society was a group of Jewish musicians who studied
at the St. Petersburg Moscow conservatories at the end of the 19th
century. These composers rediscovered their Jewish musical roots,
documented folk music from the Shtetl, and wrote arrangements and original
art songs in Yiddish. Most of these composers - the most notable of them
Joel Engel - migrated later to the US and Palestine, where they laid the
foundation for modern Israeli folk music.

The concert includes songs by Leo Low, Janot Roskin, A. Shitomirsky, and
Israel Brandmann. We will also perform songs by Chopin and Rachmaninoff.

Admission is free.


The title of this concert seems to be a kind of a joke as only one composer of the program - Alexander Shitomirsky - was member of the St. Petersburg Society.

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