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Pianist Laura Leon

Sunday, June 1, 2014

3:00 PM

Music In Our Time: 2014

Center for Jewish History

15 West 16th Street, NYC

Pianist Laura Leon will be collaborating with renowned Cantor and distinguished baritone Robert Abelson in the American Society for Jewish Music's Music In Our Time: 2014 concert, performing songs by the great 20th century Yiddish Art Song composer Lazar Weiner and a work by A.W. Binder. The ASJM's annual concert presents works by 20th and 21st century American Jewish composers.

The program will also present excerpts from John Zorn's Masada, honoring his 60th birthday-with the composer in attendance-as well as the world premiere of Stanislav Fridman's Toccata for String Quartet and Ross Bauer's Heartstrings for flute, violin, viola and cello. The performers will include Young Artists from Mannes College The New School for Music.

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