America, Amerike: Jewish Music throughout America’s History
Monday, May 12, 2008
Tiferet Bet Israel
1920 Skippack Pike
Blue Bell, PA 19422
Monday, May 19, 2008
The Ethical Society Building
19 South Rittenhouse Square
The Yavneh Ensemble , conducted by Robert A.M. Ross, and with a special guest
appearance by Hazzan Howard K. Glantz, will present music of the Jewish experience
in America, including:
• Sephardic chants from colonial synagogues
• The 1897 Union Hymnal and its role in the formation of Jewish Americans
• The great wave of Eastern European immigration in its varied musical
manifestations: Yiddish theater, Yiddish radio and the clash of the old country with
the new in a special choral presentation of Sholom Secunda’s Chazonim Oyf Probe.
• The American synagogue finds its distinctive voice in the 20th century and beyond.
Tickets are $36, 18, and $9 for students, and may be ordered online at
http://www.yavnehensemble.org, or reserved at 215-849-4129.