On Monday, April 28 at 8 PM, the Musicians of Lenox
Hill, under the artistic direction of Soo-Kyung Park, will perform Chamber Music
of Jewish Composers at Temple Israel of the City of New York, 112 East 75th Street,
New York City. The concert will feature six extraordinary musicians presenting
familiar as well as new or rarely heard music by composers of Jewish faith or
heritage. The program includes Three Nocturnes for Violin, Cello and Piano by
Ernest Bloch, Duo for Flute and Piano by Aaron Copland, Gershwin s Preludes for
Piano, Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano, No. 1, Op. 49 by Felix Mendelssohn, Window
for Viola and Piano by David Ludwig, Sonata for Cello and Harp, Op. 208 by Mario
Castelnuovo-Tedesco and Arrowhead for Flute, Viola and Harp by Eric Zeizl. The
audience is invited to attend a dessert reception with the artists following the
Tickets are $15 or $10 for seniors and students and will be available at the door.
Members of Temple Israel and their accompanying guests are admitted free. To
reserve tickets or for more information, call 917-834-5399, or send an email to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Temple Israel of the City of New York is located at
112 East 75th Street between Lexington and Park Avenues, and can be easily reached
on the 6 train (77th Street station). Parking is available in nearby garages.
Featured performers include Jae-Kyuck Cho, piano, Judy Kang, violin, Andy Lin,
viola, Alberto Parrini, cello, Soo-Kyung Park, flute and Jessica Zhou, harp. Each
of these musicians, who met as students at The Juilliard School, are young rising
stars who perform with major orchestras and ensembles around the world and have won
many of the most prestigious music competitions. The concert, which is an annual
event now in its 10th year, is a living tribute to the memory of Dr.Hyman Levy and
his son, Jerrold Levy, made possible by a gift to Temple Israel by Mrs. Muriel Levy.
In endowing the annual concert, Mrs. Levy sought to promote the outstanding talents
of the Musicians of Lenox Hill and to feature the work of a living Jewish composer.
This year s featured composer is David Ludwig, whose arrangement of his work Window
for Viola and Piano will be premiered at this event. Mr. Ludwig serves on the
faculty of the Curtis Institute. His Concertino was one of the top ten most
frequently performed orchestral works by a living composer in 2007. The Philadelphia
Inquirer has called his music “entrancing…promising to speak for the sorrows of
this generation , and The New York Times praised his work for its expressive
directness . Says Artistic Director Soo-Kyung Park I fell in love with every piece
on this program. The number of great musicians and composers of Jewish faith or
heritage is amazing, and I hope that adults as well as children of all faiths will
attend to enjoy the wonderful artistic gifts these composers have given us.