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Jewish Songlines

Congregation Beth Sholom is pleased to sponsor Jewish Songlines: An Exploration of Music & Heritage, presented by Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale as part of PBO’s Jews & Music Initiative. On Thursday, February 8, at 8 p.m., at the Contemporary Jewish Museum, join Nicholas McGegan, renowned cellist Steven Isserlis, and members of the Philharmonia Baroque […]
Congregation Beth Sholom is pleased to sponsor Jewish Songlines: An Exploration of Music & Heritage, presented by Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale as part of PBO’s Jews & Music Initiative.

On Thursday, February 8, at 8 p.m., at the Contemporary Jewish Museum, join Nicholas McGegan, renowned cellist Steven Isserlis, and members of the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra for a 90-minute program featuring music from the 18th to the 20th centuries, including a Bach Prelude arranged by Ignaz (Isaac) Moscheles and Isserlis’s own arrangement of Maurice Ravel’s Deux mélodies hébraïques and Felix Mendelssohn’s Scherzo from the Octet for Strings, Op. 20.

Steven Isserlis and Nicholas McGegan will also engage in deep discussion about the impact of Jewish composers, illuminated by a multimedia presentation as well as Steven’s own Jewish heritage. This exciting program will be moderated by Francesco Spagnolo, scholar and curator of the Magnes Collection at UC Berkeley. After the concert, enjoy complimentary wine and a chance to meet the musicians.

Just 40 tickets have been reserved for Beth Sholom community members, so buy your tickets today!

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