Old and New: Sephardic Reflections
October 22, 2023
@ 3 pm ET
Early and contemporary music from the Jewish Sephardic tradition. A collaboration with contemporary music ensemble fivebyfive and with artist Lynne Feldman. Pegasus musicians include Nell Snaidas, soprano; Nina Stern, recorders; Christa Patton, harp, shawm, bagpipe, recorders; Deborah Fox, lutes
Sephardic music has its roots in the musical traditions of the Jewish communities in medieval Spain and Portugal. The two ensembles, fivebyfive and Pegasus Early Music, will treat audiences to “old” and “new” versions of Sephardic tunes featured in the concert, with artist Lynne Feldman’s original tapestries celebrating Jewish life shared as part of the performance.
Music by fivebyfive includes a new arrangement of Brazilian composer Clarice Assad’s Sephardic Suite, and a new setting of three Sephardic songs by Eastman graduate Keane Southard. Music from Pegasus will include some of these tunes as well as Scalerica de oro, Morena me llaman, and more.
3:00pm, Temple Beth El, 139 Winton Road, Rochester 14610
Free informal and informative pre-concert talk at 2:30pm.
Please note this concert is not part of our regular series; tickets are sold separately.Buy tickets here!