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BSO Partners with Jewish Community Centers for Discussions about Bernstein's "Kaddish" Symphony
Jewish Museum of Maryland creates lobby display for Jewish ceremonies of remembrance
Baltimore, Md. (August 16, 2012) - In keeping with Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) Music Director Marin Alsop's and the BSO's vision to engage the community, the BSO has partnered with the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Washingon and Greater Baltimore for two public programs to support the BSO's upcoming performance of Leonard Bernstein's Symphony No. 3, "Kaddish" on Friday, September 28 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, September 30 at 3 p.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and Saturday, September 29 at 8 p.m. at the Music Center at Strathmore. Please see below for complete program details.
On September 6, 2012 at 7 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, the public is invited to attend a free lecture and discussion about the "Kaddish" Symphony. Lecturers include musicologist Saul Lilienstein, scholar-in-residence at the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington Erica Brown and two local Jewish cantors: Rachel Hersh from Adat Shalom Synagogue and Rosalie Boxt from Temple Emanuel. Event attendees will also receive a 20% online discount to the BSO's performance on September 29, 2012 at 8 p.m. at the Music Center at Strathmore. Please see below for complete event details.
On September 19, 2012 at 7 p.m. at the Gordon Center for the Performing Arts at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore, BSO Music Director Marin Alsop will join Chazzan Emanuel Perlman of Chizuk Amuno Congregation, who provides contextual framework about the historical and musical traditions of the Kaddish prayer, in a discussion about Leonard Bernstein's Third Symphony. Tickets are $10, which also covers a post-event dessert reception at the Gordon Center. Event attendees will receive a 20% online discount for the BSO's performance at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall for Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 3 p.m. and are also invited to a pre-concert lecture by Chazzan Emanuel Perlman at 2 p.m. as well as a post-concert Meet & Greet with special guests from the BSO. Please see below for complete event details.
In addition to these partnerships with the regional Jewish Community Centers, the Jewish Museum of Maryland also joins the BSO to celebrate the impact of Bernstein's "Kaddish" Symphony by creating a temporary lobby display focused on Jewish ceremonies of remembrance, running from September 4-30, 2012. The display will incorporate objects and archives from the collections. The Jewish Museum of Maryland's Executive Director Dr. Marvin Pinkert explained, "When you think about it, Kaddish, both the prayer and the symphony, is really about 'life'--how we, the living, cope with the changes wrought by the loss of those we love and cherish. The Jewish Museum is truly honored to have been invited to share objects of memory and meaning in conjunction with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's performances of Bernstein's 'Kaddish' Symphony." Visiting hours at the Museum are Tuesday-Thursday and Sunday from noon to 4pm. The Museum has 3 gallery exhibits and 2 tours daily of its historic synagogues. The museum is located at 15 Lloyd Street, Baltimore, Md. 21202. Admission to the Museum is $8 for adults.
COMPLETE EVENT DETAILS
Community Program: Lecture and Discussion of Bernstein's "Kaddish"
Thursday, September 6 at 7 p.m. - Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville, MD 20852
Saul Lilienstein, musicologist
Erica Brown, scholar-in-residence, Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
Rachel Hersh, Cantor from Adat Shalom
Rosalie Boxt, cantor from Temple Emanuel
This event is free and open to the public.
COMPLETE EVENT DETAILS
Community Program: Lecture and Discussion of Bernstein's Kaddish
Wednesday, September 19 at 7 p.m. - Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore, Gordon Center for the Performing Arts, 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave., Owings Mills, MD 21117
Marin Alsop, BSO Music Director
Chazzan Emanuel Perlman of Chizuk Amuno Congregation
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by calling 410.559.3615 or online at gordoncenter.com or at the JCC's cashier desk.
COMPLETE PROGRAM DETAILS
Classical Concert Series: Bernstein's "Kaddish"
Friday, September 28 at 8 p.m. - Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (JMSH)
Saturday, September 29 at 8 p.m. - The Music Center at Strathmore
Sunday, September 30 at 3 p.m. - JMSH
Marin Alsop, conductor
Claire Bloom, narrator
Kelley Nassief, soprano
The Washington Chorus
Julian Wachner, music director
Maryland State Boys Choir
Stephen A. Holmes, artistic director
John Adams: Short Ride in a Fast Machine
Dave & Chris Brubeck: Ansel Adams: America
Bernstein: Symphony No. 3, "Kaddish"
Tickets range from $28 to $90 and are available through the BSO Ticket Office, 410.783.8000 or BSOmusic.org.