Kenneth Freed, Music Director

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  • Date: Sunday, May 7, 2017
    Time: 3:00 pm
    Location: 1 Civic Center Plaza, Mankato, MN, 56001
    Ittai Shapira
    Sephardic Journey
    Dvorak
    New World Symphony
    Joseph Achron
    Hebrew Melody

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    Composer and violinist Ittai Shapira, described by the NY Times as “an Israeli dynamo,” invites you to hear the regional premiere of his new work, Sephardic Journey, which contains themes of journeys and migrations and the need to balance tradition with adaptation to a new culture. We pair this work with Dvorak's New World Symphony, a piece written so that Americans could have their own great music.

     

    Guest Artists

    Ittai Shapira, violin

    Tony Ross, cello

      

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    Preview the Music-although one of the pieces you will here has never been recorded, we have a similar piece by the same composer and soloist!