SHABBAT ITALIANO – Serenata Italiana: The Music of the Italian Jews 06/16/17

Uncover the music of Italian Jews, rarely heard Italian Jewish melodies performed by the Kolot HaLev ensemble led by Hazzan Dr. Ramón Tasat. During the service, Hazzan Tasat will introduce liturgical melodies from compositions by Giacomo Puccini, Federico Consolo, Michelle Bolaffi, and other Italian musicians.  These Jewish melodies have an operatic and popular flavor from Florence, Livorno, Rome and Venice. Hazzan Tasat is the author of several Jewish music books, he holds a PhD in voice performance, and has trained […]

Pre-Concert Lecture: Israeli Women Composers 05/21/2017 at 2:30pm (free)

by Dr. Ronit Seter Musicologist specializing in Israeli art music Providing context for the Kolot HaLev concert which follows at 4:00pm Dr. Ronit Seter studies twentieth-century music and served on the faculties of the Peabody Conservatory at Johns Hopkins University, the George Washington University, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and American University in Washington DC. A contributor to the Grove Music Online (12 entries about Israeli composers), she has published in Tempo, Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart, Jewish Women […]