12 May 2017
30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA 02115
Cantata Singers' season concludes with Arthur Honegger’s King David paired with music by Yehudi Wyner, and his father Lazar Weiner.
King David is a colorful mini-oratorio, fusing styles from ancient music, Baroque music, and jazz. Cantata Singers will present the piece in the original French. The program will also include the Torah Service by Yehudi Wyner for chorus, cantor, and brass ensemble, and songs and choral music by Yehudi’s father, Lazar Weiner. Weiner (1897-1982) was a gifted composer of Yiddish art song, contemporary synagogue music, and cantatas, and the longtime music director at Central Synagogue in New York City.
In lieu of a pre-concert talk, a Shabbat dinner will be held at 6:30pm to contextualize the evening’s program at the Huntington Avenue YMCA at 316 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA. Please note registration is required to attend the Shabbat dinner, and is available online at www.cantatasingers.org or by calling 617.868.5885.
Following the performance, all are welcome at a free post-concert reception.
This program is supported in part by a Young Adult Innovation Grant from Combined Jewish Philanthropies.
Single tickets: $25-$69