Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composer Yehudi Wyner

Top Pick November 20, 2022 Concord Free
Yehudi Wyner (Courtesy Cantata Singers)
Yehudi Wyner (Courtesy Cantata Singers)

Join Kerem Shalom as we welcome Yehudi Wyner for a talk and performance. According to New York Times critic, Anthony Tommasini, “Mr. Wyner is an elegant pianist, a fine conductor, a prolific composer, and a revered teacher.”

Mr. Wyner has composed over 100 works for orchestra, chamber ensembles, chorus, solo performers, theater, and settings of Jewish liturgy. He has performed as a solo pianist and chamber musician; directed two opera companies; taught at Yale, Harvard, Cornell, SUNY Purchase, Brandeis, and the Tanglewood Music Center; and has been President of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His many honors and awards include a Pulitzer Prize in music, two Guggenheim fellowships, the Brandeis Creative Arts Award, and a Grammy.

In awarding Mr. Wyner a Gold Medal for Music in 2021, the American Academy of Arts and Letters described him as “a true ambassador in the belief that the history of civilization is written in art whose creation and appreciation is universal across continents, cultures, and languages.”

Mr. Wyner will speak about growing up in a musical household with a father who was a renowned composer of Yiddish art songs and Jewish liturgical music, the influence Judaism has had on his compositions, and how he composes. He will be playing selections of his music as well.

Join us to listen to, and be inspired by, this widely acclaimed composer and pianist.

The presentation will run 10:30-11:30 a.m., followed by light refreshments at Kerem Shalom. In-person only.

Masks are required.

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Sunday, November 20, 2022, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
* Registration closes on November 17th
Kerem Shalom
659 Elm St
Concord, MA 01742
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