Salon/Sanctuary Concerts at SWFS

Salon/Sanctuary Concerts at SWFS


Location: Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 West 68th Street, New York, NY US 10023

Cost: General : $35.00, Senior/ Student/ EMA discount: $25.00

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Stephen Wise Free Synagogue collaborates once again with Salon/Sanctuary Concerts (Jessica Gould, Artistic Director) to present Salon/Sanctuary's original program of works by the Jewish-Italian composer Salamone Rossi, performed by the Western Wind vocal ensemble with lutenist Charles Weaver and harpsichordist Gabe Shuford. Sacred music for secret services, exquisite madrigals for a decadent court, and rarely heard selections from dramatic works composed for the theatre company of the Ghetto offer a perspective on the timeless balance between tradition and assimilation, so central to Jewish history.

Since 1969, the internationally acclaimed vocal sextet, The Western Wind, has devoted itself to the special beauty and variety of a cappella music.

3:00 p.m. Lecture:
Francesco Spagnolo, Curator of Collections of The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, University of California, Berkeley will give a pre-concert lecture.

4:00 p.m. Concert:
From Ghetto to Palazzo
Vocal Works of Salamone Rossi Hebreo

Purchase tickets at Salon Sanctuary or for more information call 347-229-6968. Use discount code SWFSC for 25% off general admission when purchasing online.