Yavneh Ensemble Concert ‘America, Amerike’

America, Amerike: Jewish Music throughout America’s History

Monday, May 12, 2008
7:30 p.m.
Tiferet Bet Israel
1920 Skippack Pike
Blue Bell, PA 19422

Monday, May 19, 2008
7:30 p.m.
The Ethical Society Building
19 South Rittenhouse Square
Philadelphia, PA

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.