SUNDAY, MAY 19th, 2019 at 4 pm 

Stephen Wise Free Synagogue / 30 West 68th St, NY, NY 10023                        Tel: 212-877-4050  www.swfs.org

MIECZYSLAW WEINBERG (1919 - 1996): The Centennial

One of the most prolific composers who's Holocaust-related opera "The Passenger" was the centerpiece of a 2014 Lincoln Center Festival, and who's worldwide recognition about to reach a long awaited peak. For many interesting facts and variety of music samples, please visit www.mweinberg.info

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Program

24 Cello Preludes, opus 100 (1969) 

Performed by noted Latvian-born cellist, prizewinner of the Tchaikovsky Competition, recipient of a 1990 Avery Fisher Career Grant, and first to record  composer's entire legacy for unaccompanied cello, YOSIF FEIGELSON.            Read his comments about the music. Review of a 1995 American premiere.           
The Preludes are resembling vivid, contrasting paintings, contain many different styles of writing, elements of Slavic, Jewish, and other ethnic music. These qualities invited juxtaposing with the famous   

Pictures at an Exhibition by MODEST MUSSORGSKY (1839 -1881)

performed by a brilliant world-class pianist, ILYA YAKUSHEV.                            The program also includes Two Yiddish Songs by M.Weinberg featuring the cantor of SWFS, DANIEL SINGER. 

This event was made possible in part by a generous gift from Elias Charitable Foundation.                                              

Tickets at the door $40, $30 when bought in advance on Eventbrite, $20 - seniors and students (at the door).  

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