Herzl-Ner Tamid to host evening of Jewish music
November 24, 2008 · Updated 6:52 PM
Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation, along with the Washington State Jewish Historical Society, will present ``The Jewish Composer Home in America: Who could ask for anything more?'' music night Monday, March 28.
The event will feature the works of Jewish composers as performed by Northwest musicians from the Seattle Symphony, Seattle Chamber Players, the Bacchus Trio and Music of Remembrance performing together. Jazz vocalist and pianist Julie Wolf is also scheduled to appear.
``In terms of artistic quality, historic scope and inclusiveness, I think this will be one of the most significant cultural events in our community over the decades,'' said Rabbi James Mirel, chair of the Concert Committee and former Washington State Jewish Historical Society president, in a press release. ``Years from now, people will be remembering this special night as they do the cantor's concert of 1982.''
The music will span over 350 years of Jewish life in America with narrator Gigi Yellen and musical director Judith Cohen.
The music will include pieces by Gershwin, Copland and Bernstein, among others.
The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. at 3500 East Mercer Way. Tickets are $20. For reservations, call the Washington State Jewish Historical Society at 206-774-2277.