Music of Memory

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Greek-born tenor, Alberto Mizrahi, one of the world’s leading interpreters of Jewish music, is Hazzan of the historic Anshe Emet Synagogue, Chicago. He has thrilled audiences worldwide in recitals, symphony concerts, and opera. His repertoire, spanning nine languages, makes his performances unique in the field.

He is featured on PBS television in CANTORS: a faith in song, and in the Hanukkah Special with Craig Taubman. He has performed and recorded with the legendary jazz pianist, Dave Brubeck and his quartet (“Gates of Justice”) for the Milken Archive on the Naxos label, and with the great Theodore Bikel (“Our Song”) for Opus Magica. He has also performed with major symphony orchestras throughout the United States, Europe and Israel, including the Chicago, New York, Atlanta, Houston, Haifa, Jerusalem, Barcelona, NDR-Hannover, Lithuanian National, Radio Television of Spain, Krakow, Warsaw and others.

Hazzan Mizrahi recently performed in front of two U.S. Presidents; G. W. Bush, at the White House Hanukkah celebration and Barack Obama, at the U. S. Capitol for Days of Remembrance. He was the featured singer with Genesis at the Crossroads in Casablanca and Rabat, Morocco and appeared with “CANTORS: a faith in song” in Sao Paolo and Rio De Janeiro. he also premiered “Kaddish” for its composer/conductor, Krzysztof Penderecki in Lodz, Poland. He has sung in Carnegie Hall for the Zamir Chorale celebration of Israel at 60; with orchestra and choir for KAVANAH: tradition and transformation, a modern music tour, tailored for him, throughout The Netherlands; with the Cantors Assembly in Warsaw, Krakow and Israel.

The 2009/2010 season finds him at the Quebec Sacred Music Festival with his band, ZAHAV; as soloist in Lodz, Poland for the world premiere of “Kaddish”, composed and conducted by Kryzstof Penderecki; at Rockefeller Chapel-University of Chicago for “Sounds of Faith”, an interfaith celebration; Skokie Performing Arts (Evening with the Tenors); an East Meets

West concert with soprano, Ilana Goldberg at B’nai Torah (Boca Raton, FL); B’nai Torah (Highland Park, IL) and then Ganz Hall Roosevelt University with the CCPA Conservatory Chorus in Choral/Cantorial Classics; in concert with Craig Taubman in Atlanta; at Valley Beth Shalom, Encino, CA; with the Saffron Caravan Ensemble at the Kennedy Center, D.C.; as chair of the Cantors Assembly Convention in NY; in concert at B’nai Moshe, Detroit; at a festive celebratory concert on the occasion of his 20th Anniversary at Anshe Emet, Chicago; presenting a paper and singing at the Women Cantors’ Network; all the while keeping a busy teaching and service schedule at Anshe Emet Synagogue.

Mizrahi’s extensive discography numbers over 25 CDs including six for the Milken Archive on Naxos; plus FESTIVAL DELIGHTS; THE HIGH HOLY DAYS (with Schola Hebraeica); BIRTHDAY OF THE WORLD Iⅈ YIZKOR with the Afro-Semitic Experience; BIKEL & MIZRAHI: our song; ALBERTO MIZRAHI: My Song; ALBERTO MIZRAHI AT MENUHIN HALL (source)

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David Chevan is a rare individual in the music world. An active bassistand composer, he is involved in some of the most dynamic and musically exciting jazz projects in Southern Connecticut. In addition to his busy performance schedule, Chevan also holds a Ph.D. in jazz history and is a full-time professor of music at Southern Connecticut State University (source)

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Album: Yizkor – Music of Memory (David Chevan with Alberto Mizrahi and the Afro-Semitic Experience

Price: $9.99
Genres: World, Music, Jazz
Released: Aug 07, 2008
℗ 2008 Reckless DC Music

To buy CD/listen to samples click here (iTunes)


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