2002-09-27: Diaspora Soul: Defining Jewish Music Today


Friday, September 27, 2002  @ 8:00pm
Illsely Ball Nordstrom Hall at Benaroya Hall in downtown Seattle

Guest artist: Melvyn Poll, narrator

The Klezmer connects with his inner song to the force that elevates his spirit. For centuries, Jewish musicians have enriched our culture with their prayers and dances (Kol Nidres, tanz, freylekhs and doinas).  Today, we present Jewish composers who are breathing new life into ancient tradition. Hear the effervescent voices of Eitan Steinberg(Israel) Two Grandfathers Sing, Osvaldo Golijov (Argentina/ USA)Lullaby and Doina, Paul Schoenfield (USA/ Israel) Wise Men of Chelm,Daniel Asia (USA/ Seattle) Piano Trio, and Mark Kopytman (Russia/ Israel) Ornaments 1.

Join us for a pre- concert lecture 7: 15pm hosted by Seattle Weekly’sGavin Borchert.