Friday, Mar 11th 5:15 PM and Saturday, Mar 12 10:30 AM
Temple Sanctuary (Fifth Avenue at 65th Street)
All are invited to celebrate the music of Jack Gottlieb in honor of the composer’s 80th birthday. Several of Mr. Gottlieb’s compositions were commissioned for Emanu-El and have been part of the Temple’s musical repertoire. At the Friday evening service, Cantor Lori Corrsin will be joined on the bimah by the Temple Emanu-El Choir, conducted by K. Scott Warren and accompanied by guest organist Andrew Henderson.
JACK GOTTLIEB (1930 – 2011) was born and raised in New Rochelle, N.Y. He received his bachelor’s from Queens College, his master’s in fine arts from Brandeis University and a doctorate of musical arts from the University of Illinois, where his teachers of composition were Karol Rathaus, Irving Fine, Robert Palmer and Burrill Phillip. He also studied with Aaron Copland and Boris Blacher at the Berkshire Music Center. Max Helfman, noted composer of synagogue music, was his first mentor and the first to inspire Mr. Gottlieb to write sacred music. Mr. Gottlieb passed away February 23, 2011.
ANDREW HENDERSON is director of music at Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church. A native of Thorold, Ontario, Dr. Henderson holds degrees in music from Cambridge and Yale universities and a Doctor of Musical Arts from Juilliard.
More About Jack Gottlieb: (from the MIlken Archive of Jewish Music)