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Legends of Jewish Music
Legends of Jewish MusicSunday, April 2, 2017 - 2:00 pm
Spertus Spring Concert
Chamber Music with the Atar Trio
Direct from Jerusalem
Spertus Institute is pleased to present a one-day-only appearance of Atar Trio, a leading Israeli chamber ensemble known for its original and adventurous musical projects.
Titled Legends of Jewish Music, the afternoon program will include the Chicago premiere of a new work by Israeli composer Dikla Baniel, reflecting the multiple lenses through which people of different faiths experience her hometown of Jerusalem. The piece, written for piano, violin, cello, and smartphone, includes sounds of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim prayer.
Other works include Ernest Bloch’s mysterious Three Nocturnes for Piano Trio; Aaron Copland’s Hoe-Down; Yitzhak Yedid's Suite for Arabic Violin, Cello, and Piano, based on Jewish melodies from Syria; Joseph Achron’s Hebrew Melody; Dmitri Shostakovich’s Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67/Allegretto ; and Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story Suite.