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Alef-Bet: Music of the Hebrew Letters, Saint Paul, MN, October 24, 2009

On October 24, Joseph Vass is premiering eight compositions based on the letters of the Hebrew alphabet. Artist Robyn Awend has created visual art to work along with the music. Joe has scripted a narration intended to explain, enlighten and entertain.

The Alef Bet Ensemble unites ten of Minnesota’s finest and most versatile musicians:

Bass - Chris Bates

Violin - Carolyn Boulay

Drums - Jay Epstein

Trumpet - Dave Jensen

Cello - Michelle Kinney

Woodwinds - Dale Mendenhall

Viola - Michael Rieff

Violin - Gary Schulte

Woodwinds - Bruce Thornton

Piano - Joseph Vass

Judging by contemporary audience reaction and subsequent history, those who came to previous Vass premieres at the St. Paul JCC, including Gershwin The Klezmer and Klezmerica, were delighted they came. We’re aiming for the same with Alef-Bet: Music Of The Hebrew Letters.

The world premiere of Alef-Bet: Music of the Hebrew Letters is scheduled for Saturday night, October 24, 7:30 PM, at the Jewish Community Center of St. Paul, 1375 St Paul Avenue in Saint Paul. More information is available at (651) 698-0751 or at www.stpauljcc.org/jewish/arts_events.lasso

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