Three Birkhyot: Vignettes for the New Year – World Premiere

2021-08-28T21:34:03-04:00August 28th, 2021|

Pleased to announce that the Judaic Sacred Music Foundation has commissioned me to compose a new work in honor of the upcoming Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) holiday.  The concert will be premiering as part of a High Holy Day program on Sephardic music via Zoom on Sunday, August 29th at 5PM PT/8PM ET.    Free registration at the link above, and it will also be available to watch online after the premiere.

The piece, “Three Birkhyot: Vignettes for the New Year” for electric harp, clarinets and percussion is a reflection on some of the blessings used during a traditional Sephardic seder meal for Rosh Hashanah.    Thanks to Mathias Kunzli, Zack Lodmer, and Jillian Risigari-Gai Lopez for their beautiful rendition, and to the foundation’s artistic director Steve Rothstein who worked tirelessly to bring the piece and program to life.