A note from Alumnus Malka Rappaport about
Souls On Fire: Celebrating the Music of the American Synagogue
This concert will be presented in honor of my friend, Herman White, a Holocaust Survivor. I created this program as a celebration of the creativity of American Jewish composers of the twentieth century.
Souls On Fire will feature music from some of the greatest figures American Jewish liturgical music –such as Max Janowsky, Max Helfman, Ben Steinberg, and Cantor Israel Alter. This program also will introduce you (through this stunning repertoire) to a beautiful marriage between Western Classical music and a hundreds-year-old Jewish synagogal music tradition called Chazzanut.
Come and learn about the origin of the texts and the liturgical significances of the pieces and immerse yourself in a world of sound not-often-heard in the synagogue or the concert hall!