Gesher Music Festival Concert No. 2
$11.50 - $37.50 depending on event
This event is part of a series.
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The 2nd Annual Gesher Music Festival of Emerging Artists, a project of the New Jewish Theatre will feature a variety of programs and artists. New to this year’s Festival will be a special Guest Artist, Hazzan Sharon Nathanson of Congregation B’nai Amoona accompanied by the Gesher musicians for the opening concert, Monday, June 25 at 7:30 pm. Nathanson has performed with St. Louis Symphony concertmaster David Halen both at the Innsbrook Institute and in the On Stage at Powell series. Also new this year will be a Quartet-in-Residence, Chicago Q Ensemble. The Ensemble will be featured in a Festival “teaser” House Concert at a lovely Central West End home on Sunday, June 24 at 7:30 PM. The Festival is a weeklong Chamber Music experience that connects classical chamber music to the Jewish experience. The concerts will take place in NJT’s Marvin and Harlene Wool Studio Theatre of the JCC in Creve Coeur. Festival dates are June 24 – July 1.
Programming for this year’s week-long Festival includes a House Concert on Sunday, June 24, the aforementioned Opening Concert on Monday, June 25 at 7:30 PM, a Scholar Lecture by Dr. Glen Bauer, two concert programs with each repeated a second time and music as part of a Shabbat service at Central Reform Congregation. Works to be included in the program include Golijov’s “Lullaby and Doina” and “How Slow the Wind,” Shostakovich’s Quartet #4, Paganini’s “Moses Variations,” Messaien’s “Quartet for the End of Time”, Schulhoff’s “Concertino” and Glick’s “Old Toronto Klezmer Suite.” In addition, there will be a pre-concert presentation for concerts that include the Messiaen.
All events except for the House Concert and the Shabbat service will take place in the Marvin & Harlene Wool Studio Theatre of the JCC. Details on the concerts and concert series packages are available on the New Jewish Theatre website, www.newjewishtheatre.org. Tickets range from $11.50 - $37.50 depending on event and may be purchased online or by calling the NJT box office, 314-442-3283.