Music @ Shaarey Tefilla

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.

APRIL 28:  Solo Pianist Jerome Lowenthal
Music by Mendelssohn & Rochberg

Jerry Lowenthal

Jerry Lowenthal

“A pianist in the grand manner.” — The New York Times

This concert, originally scheduled for March 17, has been rescheduled to April 28 to accommodate a conflict in Mr. Lowenthal’s schedule.

We are thrilled to be able to present Jerome Lowenthal, an internationally renowned pianist and 23-year veteran of the keyboard faculty at the Juilliard School, on the Music @ Shaarey Tefilla series on Monday, April 28 at 7:30pm.

Lowenthal, a celebrated artist who has been before the public for 65 years, continually fascinates his audiences with youthful intensity and eloquence born of life experience. Originally from Philadelphia, he studied piano with legendary pianists William Kappell, Edward Steuerman, and Alfred Cortot. After winning international competitions in Bolzano, Darmstadt and Brussels, he moved to Jerusalem for three years to play, teach and lecture. In 1963 he made his debut with the New York Philharmonic playing Bartok’s Concerto No. 2.

Lowenthal’s most recent recording is the complete Années de pèlerinage of Franz Liszt. His performance, as praised by, “seizes one by the ears … holds one spellbound.” This recording was released for the 200th anniversary of Liszt’s birth in 2011.

Now, you can hear Mr. Lowenthal right here in central Indiana performing solo piano works by Felix Mendelssohn and George Rochberg.

For a charmingly beautiful sample of his playing, hear a track from his recording “Piano Palette – Sixteen Pieces on Ten Historic Pianos.” This is Mendelssohn’s Song Without Words, Op. 67 No. 2 in F# minor, known as “Lost Illusions”. (performed on an 1885 Style F upright piano) (LINK:

Don’t miss this extraordinary artist in the intimate setting of
Congregation Shaarey Tefilla.

Tickets: $20  |  $18 CST members  |  $6 students

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. We are also grateful for additional assistance from the American Pianists Association.

More information about the artist can be found at


With support from Meridian Music