"Celebration of Jewish Song: Sacred to Secular" - Public Concerts

"Celebration of Jewish Song: Sacred to Secular"

OCTOBER 9, 2018, 1:00 pm
Michele Gray-Schaeffer, Organizer
Free Public Event

Following on the heels of the high holiday season of the Jewish calendar, mezzo-soprano and cantor Michele Gray-Schaffer has curated a wonderfully diverse program of sacred and secular Jewish song.  Hope to see you there, and please join us for light refreshments in the lobby following the concert.

Concert Program

Catherine Bomstein, Soprano
Michele Gray-Schaffer, Mezzo Soprano
Margaretha Levinson, Soprano
Janet Stivanson, Piano
Janice Coppola, Clarinet
Rachel Berger, Flute


Lakol Z’man – Ben Steinberg
Text: Ecclesiastes 3: 1-3

Sim Shalom Michael Isaacson
Text: Sabbath liturgy

Psalm 23 Bonia Shur

Rumania, Rumania – Aaron Lebedeff
Arr. Sholom Secunda
Mezzo Soprano, Piano and Clarinet
Michele Gray-Schaffer


Three songs from “I Never Saw Another Butterfly” – Lori Laitman, b.1955
I Never Saw Another Butterfly
Yes, That’s the Way Things Are
The Garden
Soprano, Clarinet and Piano

Three Yiddish Lullabies
Wiegenliedchen – Franz Schreker 1878-1934
Dremlen Feygl Leib Yampolsky – unknown
Shluf Mein Kind – David Stock 1939-2015
Catherine Bomstein


Cuatro canciones sefardies – Joaquin Rodrigo
Respondemos
Una pastora yo ami
Nani, nani
“Morena” me llaman
Margaretha Levinson

Adio Kerida – Arr. Michael Isaacson
Soprano I, Soprano II, Alto, Piano and Flute

Da L’cha – Know This – Abby Gostein, Hebrew Text: Rav Nachman of Bratzlav,

“K’vetching” – Gioachino Rossini
(Duetto buffo di due gatti) Yiddish text by M. Gray-Schaffer
Catherine Bomstein, Michele Gray-Schaffer, and Margaretha Levinson

Event Location

Rodef Shalom's Levy Hall
4905 5th Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
United States