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Pianist Laura Leon

Sunday, May 31, 2015

3:00 pm

New York City

Music In Our Time: 2015

15 West 16th Street New York City

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Pianist Laura Leon will be performing Ladino songs by Richard Neumann with mezzo-soprano Donna Breitzer at the The American Society for Jewish Music's Music In Our Time: 2015, honoring the composer's 100th anniversary. Richard Neumann was renowned for his Ladino song settings, along with his vocal, chamber and choral compositions and arrangements.

Co-sponsored with American Jewish Historical Society, Music In Our Time: 2015 will feature extraordinary Jewish music by 20th and 21st century composers:

Osvaldo Golijov's acclaimed chamber work The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind; French double bassist and composer Remy Yulzari's Le Grand Mechant, and Il etait une Fois; Laura Kaminsky's Duo for Cello and Piano; selections from Gerald Cohen's compelling opera Steal Me a Pencil, based on a true story of survival, love and courage during the Holocaust; and Irving Fine's A Short Alleluia in honor of his 100th anniversary.

Performers include clarinetist Charles Neidich; bassist Remy Yulzari, soprano Ilana Davidson; guitarist Nadav Lev and Artists from Mannes College The New School of Music.

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