June 11, 2017

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 […]
April 27, 2017

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 […]
December 28, 2016

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
01/13/17 • 7 PM

A Musical and Spiritual Shabbat Service Reflect on Dr. King’s legacy and honor his memory.
December 28, 2016

Italian Embassy Concert
01/30/17 • 7 PM

Embassy of Italy – International Holocaust Remembrance Day On the occasion of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2017, the Embassy of Italy, the Italian Cultural Institute, and the Embassy of Israel present the photo exhibit Return of Life – The Holocaust Survivors: from Liberation to Rehabilitation. The event includes the testimony of Rachel Mutterperl Goldfarb, Holocaust survivor, and the performance of Cantata Ebraica by Kolot HaLev, a Jewish community choir, in a musical program of Jewish Italian selections by Bolaffi, […]