Gerald Cohen music concerts

Saturday, November 13, 7:30 p.m.: Champaign, IL
Concert: Music (mostly…) of Gerald Cohen
As part of a weekend as composer/cantor-in-residence at Sinai Temple in Champaign, IL, will present a concert of solo, choral, and chamber music including Preludes and Debka for trombone and string quartet, and selections from V’higad’ta L’vincha, Maariv for Weekdays, and the opera Sarah and Hagar. Other performers include Dennis Helmrich, piano; Jerold Siena, tenor; Elliot Chasanov, trombone; Allison Fromm Entriken, conductor.
*Sinai Temple, 3104 West Windsor Road, Champaign, Illinois
Call (217) 352-8140 for information

Sunday, December 5, 4 p.m : Piscataway, NJ
Premiere of Lakol z’man/To everything a season
Commissioned in memory of Ronald Axelrad by the Cantabile Chamber Chorale, Rebecca Scott, conductor, and based on the well-known text from Ecclesiastes. Part of Cantabile’s concert “With Harps and Horns Resounding.”
Christ United Methodist Church, 485 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ
Call 732-560-7132, x2 for information

Wednesday through Sunday, December 15-19: Pittsburgh, PA
Performance of Adonai Ro’i by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
As part of their Holiday Concert, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Meyer, conductor, with the Children’s Festival Chorus, Christine Jordanoff, director, will perform Cohen’s setting of Psalm 23.
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA

Looking ahead (May 2005):
Performance of Act I of Sarah and Hagar
In May 2005, the first act of Cohen’s opera, Sarah and Hagar, will be performed in a concert version, with Elizabeth Shammash, Ilana Davidson, and Christopheren Nomura in the principal roles. The scheduled performances are Sunday May 22 at Temple Shaaray Tefila in Manhattan, and Tuesday May 24 at Shaarei Tikvah Congregation in Scarsdale.