Music @ Shaarey Tefilla
An intimate concert series at Congregation Shaarey Tefilla
Music up close … three Mondays each season.
Crafted by Artistic Director Michael I. Strauss, this series presents music of the masters, and musical treasures by composers less well known. The concerts treat audiences to a broad range of styles and collaborative performers, as well as camaraderie at post-concert receptions, with a unique cultural focus — a celebration of the work of Jewish composers and musicians.
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Music @ Shaarey Tefilla • 2013-14
The Meridian Music Piano Festival Season
Join CST”s own Michael Strauss as we welcome remarkable performers once again to the series. Hear guest pianist STUART MALINA, Tony Award winner of Billy Joel’s Broadway hit musical “Movin’Out” and music director of the Harrisburg Symphony; returning violinists ALEX KERR (IU Professor and Concertmaster of Dallas Symphony) and ZACH DEPUE (ISO Concertmaster and fiddler with Time for Three); and, for the first time on our synagogue’s series, BRANDON VAMOS, cellist of the Grammy Award-winning PACIFICA Quartet.
This will be an evening of great energy with music by Bloch and Shostakovich. Bloch wrote of his Suite Hebraique for viola and piano that, “The viola has always been one of my favorite instruments. It can express the whole range of feelings and passions with an intensity and colour that very few people imagine.” This work will be performed by violist Michael Strauss,a now Associate professor at Oberlin Conservatory, with pianist Stuart Malina. Shostakovich, known for some ferocious works of music that challenged the Soviet political establishment, wrote a charming set of Five Duets for 2 violins and piano. These Viennese-inspired miniatures will feature the internationally-renowned violinists Kerr and DePue. The full forces of the evening’s artist roster will then close the concert with Shostakovich’s universally loved Piano Quintet, which in 1940 was even considered to be in line with “wholesome Soviet values.”
General admission tickets are $20; $18 for CST members; and $6 for students. For more information, contact the office administrator at 317-733-2169 on visit online at www.shaareytefilla.org/music-at-cst. Concerts take place at Congregation Shaarey Tefilla at 3085 W. 116th Street in Carmel, Indiana.
Special thanks to all of our individual sponsors, as well as the generous support of the 2013-14 season title sponsor, Meridian Music Company, located in Carmel, Indiana.
MARCH 17 Solo Pianist Jerome Lowenthal
Music by Mendelssohn & Rochberg
General Admission $54 ea.
CST member $50 ea.
Student $18 ea.
General admission tickets at the door:
$20 ($18 for CST members; $6 for students).