The culminating performance of the UCLA American Jewish Music Festival features UCLA Philharmonia, UCLA Chorale and UCLA Chamber Singers under the baton of UCLA Professor and Director of Choral Studies James Bass. The concert highlights works by some of Los Angeles' most famous and influential Jewish composers, including Arnold Schoenberg’s unique setting of Kol Nidrei, Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s Passover Psalm and Eric Zeisl’s Spruchkantate. The final work of the concert is Gustav Mahler’s monumental Symphony No. 1 in D Major.
Michele Rice, soprano
Michael Dean, speaker
UCLA Chamber Chorus
James Bass, conductor
Schoenberg: Kol Nidre for speaker, mixed chorus and orchestra, Op. 39 (1938)
Korngold: Passover Psalm (Hymn to Hebrew prayers from the Haggadah) for soprano, mixed chorus and orchestra, Op. 30 (1941)
Zeisl: Three movements from Spruchkantate ("Cantata of Verses") for chorus and chamber orchestra (1935)
Mahler: Symphony No. 1 in D major
For more information, including festival line up and schedule, visit the UCLA American Jewish Music Festival details page.
This event is made possible by the Lowell Milken Fund for American Jewish Music at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, with additional support from the David and Irmgard Dobrow Fund, Marilyn Ziering, Elaine and David Gill and the Mickey Katz Endowed Chair in Jewish Music. It is co-sponsored by the UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies.