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One Voice, One Vibe, One Community
Sunday, Aug 20, 2017 | 4:00 PM
Composer: Desmond Ikegwuonu
Text Curation: Ellen Leventhal
Artistic Director: Marc Garvin
Within ten months, two floods decimated our greater Meyerland area—the heart of Houston’s Jewish community. The J became the hub for relief efforts. There is a renewed sense of pride and excitement about our community and its viability.
One Voice, One Vibe, Our Community captures our commitment to connecting, rebuilding, and rising in a concert featuring original music by former Houstonian, Dr. Desmond Ikegwuonu and text written by community members.
Sponsored by JCC Association’s Making Music Happen Centennial Grant Initiative, funded by a grant from Marvin J. Pertzik and the Mary Livingston Griggs and
Mary Griggs Burke Foundation.
This concert is part of our Celebrate the New Year the J Way day of learning and the arts.
Sunday, Sept 10, 2017 | 4:00 PM
Leonard Bernstein at 100 is a two-year global celebration of the life and career of the 20th century cultural giant with more than 1,000 events on six continents. David Krohn returns to the Kaplan Theatre Stage for a retrospective of Bernstein’s life featuring his classical selections, art song and musicals.
Our concert beautifully coincides with Houston Grand Opera’s production of West Side Story that will be the first major American opera company to produce it, complete with full rights for Jerome Robbins’ choreography.
$20 Member | $30 Public
Saturday, Nov 11, 2017 | 8:00 PM
Tavche Gravche merges haunting Macedonian and Mediterranean melodies, both traditional and original, with dynamic improvisational elements, all the while maintaining the explosive danceable rhythms and energy of Balkan music.
Macedonian-born and Juilliard graduate clarinetist Vasko Dukovski is a concert performer dedicated to breathing new life into the music of his roots. Steeped in both jazz and flamenco, Israeli-born guitarist Dan Nadel provides the fiery textural and harmonic palette for the band's music. Jazz bassist Daniel Ori, also from Israel, is the quartet's founder, and his prominent sound is its foundation.
Together, the trio pushes the boundaries of this unique blend of cultures, rhythms and colors to become an all-encompassing adventure for listeners.
Sunday, Jan 28, 2018 | 4:00 PM
Featuring works by Hana Ajiashvili and Richard Lavenda
Born in Tbilisi, Georgia, Hana Ajiashvili immigrated to Israel in 2001 and continued her activities as a composer and director at the Or Yehuda Conservatory. In 2007 she completed her doctorate at Bar-Ilan University, under the supervision of Gideon Lewensohn and Betty Olivero. Dr. Ajiashvili will be a Schusterman Visiting Israeli Artist at The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University.
Students will perform works by Ajiashvili and Dr. Richard Lavenda, Professor of Composition and Theory.
For more information on our music concerts, please contact Marilyn Hassid at firstname.lastname@example.org or 713.595.8162.