A CONCERT FOR WORLD PEACE - A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO DANIEL PEARL

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 7:30pm
Location: 
Valley Beth Shalom 15739 Ventura Boulevard Encino, CA

A CONCERT FOR WORLD PEACE

A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO DANIEL PEARL

featuring

Aminadav Aloni's

                                                                                                KOHELETH

                                                                                               (Ecclesiastes)

for mezzo-soprano, tenor, choir, orchestra and jazz ensemble

conducted by

Dr. Noreen Green 

Guest artists

Cantor Magda Fishman

Temple Beth Am

and

 Cantor Marcus Feldman

Sinai Temple

 

7:30 PM

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 

Valley Beth Shalom, 15739 Ventura Boulevard, Encino 

Suggested donation $18 - all proceeds go to the Daniel Pearl Foundation.

For information, call Valley Beth Shalom (818) 788-6000
 

An amazing event!

Unfortunately, we won't be able to attend the next concert as we have a commitment that evening, but wanted to let you know how moved we were by last night's concert.  The cantors were amazing, Noreen, Chris, the orchestra (especially the violin section!) and choir were magnificent.  Judah's remarks, poem were touching and eloquent.  A fitting tribute to Danny's memory.  Please extend a hearty yasher koach to all involved.  

Stunning!

Last night I had a row of 4 others with me. Everyone enjoyed it immensely. Many thanks for a marvelous program.

Magda - You fulfilled every anticipation we had for an evening that would be uplifting and entertaining as well.  Your jazz set was perfect: great selections, exciting renditions both vocal and on your trumpet  (a surprise to many), outstanding ensemble work with Chris Hardin and the ensemble.  And Koheleth – Ami Aloni would have been pleased.  You brought to the piece just the right flavor and you really understood what it was saying. 

Marcus - The two Hebrew melodies by Ravel and “Simple Song” from Bernstein’s Mass were a perfect way to start the program.  And Koheleth – You brought just the right character to the role and mastered a very challenging tenor part. You conveyed what it was saying to the audience with a sense of dignity and engagement. 

I think the best evidence of how successful the evening was is that nobody wanted to leave!

 

 

Last night was a wonderful experience! Thank you!

Dear Choir - What can I say - you were superb - I loved looking up and actually seeing your smiling faces look back at me!- what a treat...Every entrance and cut off was spot on!

Congratulations!  It was a very moving and emotional night, and the audience could feel it as well...And what a great post concert reception - thanks so much for your contributions!

And thank you to Dick and the Jewish Music Commission for sponsoring this memorable performance.

Program: 

PROGRAM

 

 

 

Deux Melodies Hébraiques (1914)              Maurice Ravel

            Kaddisch

            L’Énigme Éterenelle

Marcus Feldman, Tenor      Mitch Newman, Violin

 

 

Simple Song from “Mass”  (1971)          Leonard Bernstein

Marcus Feldman, Tenor      Martin Glicklich, Flute

 

 

Jazz Set

            Lullaby of Bird Land

            What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?

            I Hope Gabriel Likes My Music

Magda Fishman and Jazz Ensemble

 

 

Koheleth (1972)            Aminadav Aloni

Koheleth

Round and Round

To Everything There Is a Season

Go Eat Your Bread with Joy

Sweet Is the Light

From Light to Darkness

Marcus Feldman, Magda Fishman, soloists

Valley Beth Shalom Choir      Orchestra      Jazz Ensemble

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Photo of Aminadav Aloni
Photo of Leonard Bernstein
Photo of Maurice Ravel
Photo of Noreen Green
Photo of Magda Fishman
Photo of Marcus Feldman