Walk Humbly With Your God: Jewish Wisdom in Song
Date: Dec 04, 2016 - Dec 04, 2016
Time: 3:00 pm
Sponsor: Arts | H. L. Miller Cantorial School
Location: Greater Washington, DC
A John Leopold and Martha Dellheim Concert
Join us for this inspiring concert featuring some of today’s outstanding cantorial vocalists: cantors Nancy Abramson, Matthew Klein, and Henrique Ozur Bass, as well as H. L. Miller Cantorial School students Josh Kowitz, Sarah Levine, and Gil Ezring. The vocalists will be accompanied by pianist Alan Mason.
The concert will be the world premiere of a new work, commissioned through the Dellheim Endowment, by Baltimore-based Jonathan Leshnoff. Leshnoff has been described by The New York Times as “a leader of contemporary American lyricism” and praised by the Washington Post as one of the “gifted young composers” of this generation.
Sunday, December 4 at 3 p.m.
The concert is free and open to the public. Advance registration is not necessary.
Congregation Har Shalom
11510 Falls Road
About John Leopold Dellheim
John Dellheim z”l was a Holocaust survivor who became a pioneer computer programmer at IBM. He deeply loved Judaism and Jewish music, and endowed the John Leopold and Martha Dellheim Internship Program and Concert Series in order to bring Western cantorial music to synagogues around the United States via the mentors, alumni, and students of the H. L. Miller Cantorial School, thereby perpetuating the performance and transmission of Jewish sacred music to future generations. The John Leopold and Martha Dellheim Endowment Fund initiative includes an internship program that pairs students with mentors in the field, and expands the school’s opportunities to teach concert planning, enhance repertoire coaching, and present student performances. We are also proud to be presenting at this concert the first piece commissioned through the Dellheim Endowment.