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"The Legacy of Lazar Weiner", Los Angeles, CA, 26 Apr, 2013

The Legacy Of Lazar Weiner
Friday, April 26, 2:00 - 5:30 pm
Popper Theater

As Jewish music confronted modernity in the 20th century, European composers created musical settings of exquisite Yiddish poetry, guided by the spirit of their nineteenth century German and French musical ancestors. Composer Lazar Weiner (1897-1982) is remembered as a giant of the Yiddish art song genre and is also remembered as the collaborator (and brother-in-law of LA-based Yiddish poet and playwright Peretz Hirshbein). Weiner's son, Yehudi Wyner, is the greatest living authority of his repertoire, which covers a 60-year span of creative work.

A composer in his own right, Wyner chaired the composition faculty at Yale University for 15 years and was the recipient of the 2006 Pulitzer Prize in Music. Assisting Prof. Wyner is Roslyn Barak, a recognized interpreter of Lazar Weiner's Yidishe lider. Ms. Barak is also the cantor at Temple Emanu-El, San Francisco's oldest synagogue.

Admission to this event is free, but please E-mail RSVP to the UCLA Music Department if you plan to attend.

Friday, April 26, 8:15 pm
Adat Ari El
12020 Burbank Blvd.,
Valley Village

Roslyn Barak and Cantor Ira Bigeleisen will be joined by pianist Yehudi Wyner in a performance of Lazar Weiner's songs. The concert and conversation with Mr. Wyner will follow the service and dinner.

Admission: No admission charge for the service and concert;
$20 for Dinner at 7:15 pm.
For more on this program, please visit Adat Ari El.

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