The critically acclaimed, award-winning Nigun Chamber Ensemble presents a concert, The Art of Jewish Music, at the Newton Festival of the Arts. The performance will include a unique blend of Jewish folk songs in Yiddish and Hebrew, popular Jewish traditional instrumental music and art songs and significant instrumental pieces by great Jewish composers of the 19th and 20th century, including Mendelssohn, Achron, Bloch, Weiner, Gershwin and Bernstein.
Nigun Chamber Ensemble (“Nigun” in Hebrew means “melody”) is devoted to the preservation of a unique musical heritage stemming from Jewish composers and their communities in pre-war Eastern Europe.
The ensemble, consisting of piano, violin, cello, clarinet and voice, presents programs, which include classical and folk traditions ranging from klezmer to chamber music, art song and liturgical music. Founded in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 1991 by its artistic director, renowned pianist Yelena Neplok, the ensemble had its American premiere in 1997 at NEC’s Jordan Hall and was met with great critical acclaim. The Nigun Ensemble has been enthusiastically received in numerous Russian and international music festivals and concerts in many of the most prestigious music halls and has been featured on national radio and television broadcasts in Russia and in the U.S. Nigun Chamber Ensemble released several CDs, including its new album “The Art of Jewish Music” recorded in Jordan Hall.
Yelena Neplok, Artistic Director, piano
Heather Gallagher, mezzo-soprano
Sargis Karapetyan, violin
Cynthia Forbes, cello
Chester Brezniak, clarinet
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1000 Commonwealth Ave
Newton, MA 02459
$15.00 seniors & students