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Chamber Music at Rodeph Sholom, NYC, 31 Jan 2009

Chamber Music at Rodeph Sholom

Saturday, Jan 31, 1pm
Schnurmacher Chapel
Congregation Rodeph Sholom
7 West 83rd Street, NYC

The group reprises their classical/Jazz crossover ensemble with the New York Premiere of pianist/composer Ted Rosenthal's new chamber jazz composition, Excursions and Impressions for flute, clarinet, cello and Jazz Trio. The guest ensemble, Ted Rosenthal, piano, Susan Rotholz, flute, Alan Kay, clarinet, Eliot Bailen, cello and Artistic Director, Thomson Kneeland, bass, and Eric Halvorson, drums, will play nueva tango works by Astor Piazzolla (1921-1922) and Pablo Ziegler (1944-), a song selection by George Gershwin (1898-1937), and Ted Rosenthal (1959-) "jazzing up the classics." Rosenthal, the recipient of three grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and 1st-prize winner of the 2nd Thelonius Monk Piano Competition, regularly performs and records new treatments and "derangements" of great American standards, jazz tunes and classical themes, as well as his own original compositions. He is the pianist of choice for such top jazz vocalists as Anne Hampton Callaway, Helen Merrill, and Mark Murphey.

Chamber Music at Rodeph Sholom is presented to bring both the best of the chamber music repertory to the community and to explore the Jewish heritage in music. The concerts are free. Please rsvp to enjoy a light lunch before the concert. Phone 646 454-3039.

Congregation Rodeph Sholom, 7 West 83rd Street, NYC can be reached by bus or subway. Take the B or C train, or the M86 bus to 86th Street and Central Park West and walk three blocks south.

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