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October 2018

A Celebration of Jewish Song: Sacred to Secular

October 9, 2018 , 1:00 pm

Tuesday Musical Club will present a concert, A Celebration of Jewish Song: Sacred to Secular at Congregation Rodef Shalom on Tuesday, October 9 at 1 p.m. The program has been put together by Cantor Michele Gray-Schaffer and will feature her, lyric soprano Catherine Bomstein and soprano Margaretha Levinson as soloists. Instrumentalists are Janet Stivanson, piano; Janice Coppola, Clarinet; and Rachel Berger, flute. Song selections draw from the liturgical, Yiddish, Sephardic, classical and other traditions. The recital is free and open…

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Festival of the Jewish Arts

October 13, 2018 , 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Congregation Emanu-El Israel’s Festival of the Jewish Arts will present a klezmer music concert with Cantor Henry Shapiro & the Steel City Klezmorim from 7 to 9 p.m. at 222 North Main St. The concert is free and open to the community. RSVP to the congregation’s office at 724-834-0560. The event is co-sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh.

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East Winds Symphonic Band Cabaret Concert to Benefit Squirrel Hill Food Pantry

October 21, 2018 , 7:00 pm

East Winds Symphonic Band Cabaret Concert to Benefit Squirrel Hill Food Pantry “Cabaret Spectacular” is the theme of the October 21 benefit concert by the East Winds Symphonic Band at Rodef Shalom Congregation in Shadyside. Admission is free, but attendees are strongly encouraged to bring donations of non-perishable food or cash contributions as they arrive to hear the 70-member ensemble, taste light refreshments, and enjoy BYO wine. All donations received will be used to support the Squirrel Hill Community Food…

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February 2019

Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín

February 23, 2019 , 7:30 pm

Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín Saturday, February 23 at 7:30 pm Fisher Auditorium 403 S. 11th Street, Indiana, PA Murry Sidlin, creator & conductor Arlene Shrut, piano Colleen Ferguson, violin Richard Kemp, actor Michael Schwartz, actor Annie Gill, soprano Bonnie Cutsforth-Huber, mezzo-soprano Tim Augustin, tenor Joseph Baunoch, bass Indiana University of Pennsylvania Chorale Ryan Beeken, director of choral studies Penn State Altoona Ivyside Pride Bonnie Cutsforth-Huber, director Tickets are $10 ($ for seniors; $6 for students/under 18/Military), available online or…

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April 2019

Sacred Symphonies with Rabbi Don Rossoff

April 25, 2019 , 7:30 pm

description: The Bible has inspired creative interpretation (midrash) not just by ancient rabbis but by musicians, artists and poets throughout the ages, including modern Jewish classical composers. In this three-part class, participants will listen to and analyze three Biblically based modern compositions: Bloch’s Shelomo Rhapsody, Bernstein’s Jeremiah Symphony and his Chichester Psalms. No musical background necessary and you are welcome to attend any or all of the sessions. Thursday, April 25 at 7:30 PM – Rhapsody by Ernst Bloch –…

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May 2019

Sacred Symphonies with Rabbi Don Rossoff

May 2, 2019 , 12:00 pm

description: The Bible has inspired creative interpretation (midrash) not just by ancient rabbis but by musicians, artists and poets throughout the ages, including modern Jewish classical composers. In this three-part class, participants will listen to and analyze three Biblically based modern compositions: Bloch’s Shelomo Rhapsody, Bernstein’s Jeremiah Symphony and his Chichester Psalms. No musical background necessary and you are welcome to attend any or all of the sessions. Thursday, April 25 at 7:30 PM – Rhapsody by Ernst Bloch –…

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Sacred Symphonies with Rabbi Don Rossoff

May 16, 2019 , 12:00 pm

description: The Bible has inspired creative interpretation (midrash) not just by ancient rabbis but by musicians, artists and poets throughout the ages, including modern Jewish classical composers. In this three-part class, participants will listen to and analyze three Biblically based modern compositions: Bloch’s Shelomo Rhapsody, Bernstein’s Jeremiah Symphony and his Chichester Psalms. No musical background necessary and you are welcome to attend any or all of the sessions. Thursday, April 25 at 7:30 PM – Rhapsody by Ernst Bloch –…

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June 2019

An Evening of Chamber Music

June 20, 2019 , 7:30 pm
Temple Emanuel of South Hills, 1250
Pittsburgh, PA 15243

Temple Emanuel of South Hills is hosting an Evening of Chamber Music in honor of Jacob Naveh’s retirement after 50 years of tutoring B’nai Mitzvah students in the South Hills. The concert, sponsored by the Diskin Music Fund and Temple Emanuel, will feature musicians from the Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival: Nurit Pacht, violin; Aron Zelkowicz, cello; Rodrigo Ojeda, piano. The performance will include the music of Joachim Stutschewsky and Felix Mendelssohn. Tickets are just $10/person and can be purchased at…

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