Enjoy 300 years of spirited music by Jewish composers from the Italian Renaissance to the flowering of American and Israeli Jewish cultures in the 20th century: From Salamone Rossi to George and Ira Gershwin; from Johnny Mercer and Ziggy Elman to Carly Simon, Arik Einstein and Tom Lehrer. The Israeli poet Hila Plitman's words come to life in Five Hebrew Love Songs, uniquely tender settings by the beloved American composer Eric Whitacre.
Celebrate love and spring with this uplifting, life-affirming program: music exquisitely beautiful, poignant, upbeat and funny; texts as old as the Song of Songs and as contemporary as the 21st century.
The thirty voices of the Seattle Jewish Chorale, conducted by Music Director Mary Pat Graham, will be joined by pianist Harumi Makiyama, percussionist Will Dowd, clarinetist John Stiffler and violinist Anna Fuhrmann. Narrated by Gigi Yellen.