The Jewish Romantics Chamber Concert


The Jewish Museum will present The Jewish Romantics, a concert
celebrating the 200th anniversary of Felix Mendelssohn’s birth, at 1109 Fifth Avenue
at 92nd Street on Thursday, November 5 at 7 pm. This performance features a roster
of gifted young artists from Mannes College, which continues its yearlong music
festival, “The Mendelssohn Salon.” Felix Mendelssohn and his musically talented
sister, Fanny, were hosts and guests at cultural gatherings known as salons, which
included the great composers of their day. This concert explores the music of the
Mendelssohns and of other important Jewish composers of the 19th century Romantic

The November 5 program is a co-production of Mannes College, The New
School for Music, and The Jewish Museum.

Musical selections will include:
Fanny Hensel-MendelssohnDrei Stücke zu vier Händen
Sophia Munoz and Hyun Jin Lee, piano
Selections from Hebrew Melodies for Viola & Piano, Op. 9
Josef Joachim Christian Atanasiu, viola; Daniel Laor, piano

Giacomo MeyerbeerSongs
Katharine Dain, soprano; Dina Pruzhansky, piano

Fromental Halévy – Two arias from La Juive
Crissida Tyler, soprano; Laetitia Ruccolo, piano

Felix Mendelssohn – Piano Trio no. 2 in C minor, Op. 66
Ari Isaacman-Beck, violin; Elad Kabilio, cello Javor Bracic, piano

Tickets are $15 for the general public; $12 for students and seniors;
and $10 for Jewish Museum members. For further information regarding
programs at The Jewish Museum, the public may call 212.423.3337.
Program tickets at The Jewish Museum can be purchased online at the
Museum’s Web site,

An infrared assistive listening system for the hearing impaired is
available for programs in the Museum’s S. H. and Helen R. Scheuer

Public programs are supported, in part, by public funds from the New
York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Major annual support is
provided by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, A
State Agency. The stage lighting system has been funded by the Office
of Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer. The audio-visual
system has been funded by New York State Assembly Member Jonathan M.

About Mannes College

Since its founding in 1916, Mannes College has become one of the world’s leading
conservatories, internationally recognized for its musical and pedagogical
excellence, and for its commitment to artistic and human ideals. Mannes’s
distinguished alumni include eminent pianists Richard Goode and Murray Perahia;
acclaimed conductors Yves Abel, Semyon Bychkov, Myung Whun Chung, and JoAnn
Falletta; the iconic diva Frederica von Stade; and Metropolitan Opera company
members Olga Makarina, Patricia Risley, and Danielle de Niese. Its outstanding
faculty includes opera legend Regina Resnik, pianists Vladimir Feltsman and Richard
, as well as renowned artists-in-residence such as Yefim Bronfman, the Orion
String Quartet, and Deborah Voigt. For more information, visit

About The Jewish Museum

Widely admired for its exhibitions and educational programs that inspire people of
all backgrounds, The Jewish Museum is the preeminent institution exploring the
intersection of 4,000 years of art and Jewish culture. The Jewish Museum was
established on January 20, 1904 when Judge Mayer Sulzberger donated 26 ceremonial
art objects to The Jewish Theological Seminary of America as the core of a museum
collection. Today, The Jewish Museum maintains an important collection of 26,000
objects – paintings, sculpture, works on paper, photographs, archaeological
artifacts, ceremonial objects, and broadcast media.

General Information (NOTE: NEW MUSEUM HOURS)

Museum hours are Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 11am to
5:45pm; and Friday, 11am to 4pm. Museum admission is $12.00 for adults,
$10.00 for senior citizens, $7.50 for students, free for children under
12 and Jewish Museum members. Admission is free on Saturdays. For
general information on The Jewish Museum, the public may visit the
Museum’s Web site at
or call 212.423.3200. The Jewish
Museum is located at 1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street, Manhattan.