The Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival, a new annual
concert series devoted to Jewish-themed classical
music, will debut this spring. The festival is founded by
cellist Aron Zelkowicz and will feature musicians of the
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and guests. This
year’s theme is “A Vanished World”, an exploration of
Jewish culture in Eastern Europe at the beginning of
the twentieth century, and consists of three programs:
1.Monday, April 19, 2004 8pm
2. Tuesday, April 27, 2004 8pm
3. Wednesday, May 5 2004 8pm
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1.Monday, April 19, 2004 8pm
Levy Hall, Rodef Shalom Congregation
4905 Fifth Ave.
VOCAL CONCERT: “An Evening of Jewish Song”
with Mimi Lerner. mezzo-soprano and Aron Zelkowicz,
cello. Hebrew liturgical works by Ben Steinberg,
Yiddish art songs by Lazar Weiner, Yiddish folk songs,
the song cycle “We Are Children Just the Same” after
poetry by boys in Terezin by Srul Irving Glick, and a set
of cello pieces by Israeli composer Joachim

2. Tuesday, April 27, 2004 8pm
Katz Theatre, JCC of Pittsburgh
5738 Forbes Ave.
ORCHESTRA CONCERT: “Klezmer Concertos”
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra resident conductor
Lucas Richman conducts a chamber orchestra
comprised of PSO and Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra
members in two of his own works, “Kol Nidre” and
“Overture for Israel” in addition to the N.American
premiere of Srul Irving Glick’s clarinet concerto”The
Klezmer’s Wedding” and the world premiere of an
instrumental suite from Hans Krasa’s “Brundibar”. Also
“The Fiddle” by Elliot Finkel (with text by Sholom
Aleichem) and “Self-Portrait with Gebirtig” by Joel

3. Wednesday, May 5 2004 8pm
CHAMBER CONCERT: “Chamber Music from the Old
World” PSO members perform a virtuosic selection of
klezmer-inspired works for flute, clarinet, piano, harp
and strings by Golijov, Glick, Pittsburgh composer
David Stock, Hoffman, and Schiff.

Tickets and more info. available at ProArts (412)394-
3353 or www.proartstickets.org