Deborah Voigt to Appear in Prism Concerts' Season Finale, May 14

Classic Arts News   Deborah Voigt to Appear in Prism Concerts' Season Finale, May 14
 
The final event in the Prism Concerts' debut season, an exploration of the struggles of Jewish composers with their faith, will feature soprano Deborah Voigt, the Claremont Trio, and organist Colin Fowler.

The series, which takes place at New York's Central Synagogue, is sponsored by the Gabe Wiener Foundation, an organization named for the late son of Infinity Broadcasting co-founder Michael Wiener. The concerts are directed by the choral conductor Judith Clurman and feature her Festival Singers.

The May 14 concert features the music of Mendelssohn, Mahler, and Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, all of whom were born to Jewish families. (As a child, Mendelssohn was converted to Lutheranism by his father, who also adopted the name Bartholdy; Mahler converted to Catholicism in his late 30s.)

The program includes Castelnuovo-Tedesco's Baruch Haba B'Sheim Adonai, Mendelssohn's Hear My Prayer, and Mahler songs.

For tickets, call 212-868-4444 or visit www.smarttix.com.


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