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Concert to celebrate Canadian Jewish composers spanning 115 years

Concert to celebrate Canadian Jewish composers spanning 115 years

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Concert to celebrate Canadian Jewish composers spanning 115 years

TORONTO, March 22, 2023 – York University’s Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies and the Department of Music will present a chamber music recital on Thursday at the Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Keele Campus.

This free recital will celebrate Canadian Jewish composers spanning 115 years as part of the performance and lecture series “Sound and Sense: Jewish Music @ York.” The series is dedicated to showcasing the multicultural diversity of Jewish musical expression and the ongoing intersections between Jewish and non-Jewish musical practices and communities.

“The initiative is driven by an inclusive philosophy that believes in the power of music to serve as a bridge-builder and a vehicle for cultural exchange and dialogue,” says music Professor Noam Lemish, lead organizer of the event.

“Our performers will reveal a wide range of colours coming from the imagination and life stories of the featured composers. All these works have in common an aspiration to peace, to prayer, to joy and to celebration,” says music scholar and performer Diane Kolin, who will share insights about the repertoire and the composers in it during her pre-concert talk.

The series is also part of the Year of the Arts 2022-2023, hosted by the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design.

WHAT: Sound and Sense: Jewish Music @ York, celebrating the music of Canadian Jewish Composers

WHO: York University music faculty members and special guests. Click here for bios and more info

WHEN: Pre-concert talk at 6:45 p.m.; concert at 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building (ACE), 83 York Blvd, York University Keele Campus

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