Voice majors from Sonoma State will present a concert of vocal music by Kurt Weill (1900-1950), the German-born American composer whose operas created a revolutionary kind of sharp social satire. Weill and his librettist Bertolt Brecht became synonymous with the radical politics and cultural innovation of the Weimar Republic. Weill composed many songs of lasting popularity, including the infamous "Mack the Knife" from The Threepenny Opera.
Jewish Music Series
Led by Eliyahu Sills, Qadim is a word found in both Arabic and Hebrew meaning ‘ancient’ as well as ‘that which will come.’ The ensemble’s repertoire includes Arabic, Jewish, Turkish, Sufi, Hebrew-Yemenite, Armenian, Greek, Ladino and Moroccan music. Qadim celebrates the common musical and spiritual heritage of the region’s cultures and honors the great diversity found within them.
In July 2015, Cantor Arik Luck became the ninth cantor of Congregation Emanu-El, San Francisco's landmark temple established in 1850. On tonight's program, Cantor Luck will sing a variety of music which explores his personal history and relationship to Judaism. A member of the American Conference of Cantors, Luck has appeared as a principal soloist in numerous concerts throughout the country.
Veretski Pass is truly the “house band” of the Jewish Music Series, having shared their artistry with us each year since 2015. Taking its name from the mountain pass through which Magyar tribes crossed into the Carpathian Basin to settle what later became the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Veretski Pass offers a unique and exciting combination of virtuosic musicianship and raw energy that has excited concertgoers across the world.
A concert-drama created by conductor Murry Sidlin showcasing music by 15 composers imprisoned in Terezín during WWII, combines video, performance and narrative. Aware that their lives were fragile, Hours of Freedom explores those composers’ need to create new music as affirmation of a future.
It’s always a simcha with Saul!
Led by Mike Perlmutter, clarinet, get to know Klezmer music, the roots music tradition of Ukraine, Poland, Central and Eastern European Ashkenazic Jewish people played for life-cycle events. It’s the music for weddings, rituals and celebrations.
FREE Admission, $5 Parking Daily
SSU Voice Students
Justin Montigne, voice faculty
Voice majors from Sonoma State will present a concert of the vocal music of the late Leonard Bernstein, composer of such Broadway blockbusters as On The Town and West Side Story and Laureate Conductor of the New York Philharmonic from 1943-1990. Selections will include music from Bernstein’s Musical Theatre and Classical songs.
Klezmer String Trio
Cookie Segelstein, violin
Stuart Brotman, bass and cello
Joshua Horowitz, accordion and cimbalom
Contemporary Jewish World Music
Harriet Bennish, voice
with cello and accordion