Anshe Emet’s 13th Annual Kaplan Concert Presents Alberto Mizrahi and Friends: A Global Mélange of Music

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Anshe Emet's annual Kaplan Concert will honor Hazzan Alberto Mizrahi and his 25 years of service to the synagogue. The concert will include performances from world famous Hazzanim who will be in Chicago for the annual Cantors Assembly.

Hazzan Alberto Mizrahi

One of my goals as incoming President of the Cantors Assembly is to find ways to meld the traditional modes and magnificent music of our past with more contemporary melodies and musical interpretations.

Anshe Emet Synagogue announced that its 13th Annual Dr. Arnold Kaplan Concert will be a musical celebration that will include participation from Hazzanim (Cantors) from all over the U.S. in honor of Hazzan Alberto Mizrahi’s 25 years of service to the Congregation and his installation, that evening, as president of the Cantors Assembly, the largest body of Cantors in the world.

The celebration called, Alberto and Friends: A Global Mélange of Music, is set for May 6, 2015, Wednesday, beginning at 7:30 at Anshe Emet, 3751 N. Broadway, Chicago, Il.

The Cantors Assembly will hold its annual convention in Chicago, May 3-7, drawing 250 Cantors from around the world. The meeting will culminate with the Kaplan concert that will feature a world class array of Hazzanim including, Roz Barak, San Francisco, CA; David Feuer, Palm Beach, FL, Herschel Fox, Encino, CA; Magda Fishman, Stamford, CT; Kim Komrad, Gaithersburg, MD; Jacob Benzion Mendelson, White Plains, NY; David Propis, Southfield, MI; Mike Stein, Woodland Hills, CA; Sol Zim, Hollis Hills, NY; with accompanist, Craig Terry (Lyric Opera), and special guests, Grammy Award winning Howard Levy and his ensemble.

“One of my goals as incoming President of the Cantors Assembly is to find ways to meld the traditional modes and magnificent music of our past with more contemporary melodies and musical interpretations, “ Hazzan Mizrahi said. “During the convention, we will spend a great deal of time exploring the history of Jewish music while we also seek out new musical experiences that the Cantors can bring to their synagogues to give their congregants additional paths to appreciate prayer and engage in spiritual life.

“We are calling the evening ‘Alberto Mizrahi and Friends’ because colleagues and close friends of mine from around the U. S. will participate. And the ‘Global Mélange of Music’ refers to the diverse music the concert goers will be able to enjoy, from Ladino music, Yiddish music, contemporary Israeli songs, Country style fiddling and an operatic duet,” Hazzan Mizrahi added.

Tickets are $20 and available at: ansheemet.org/Kaplan.

About Anshe Emet Synagogue
Anshe Emet Synagogue is one of the oldest and most prominent congregations of Conservative Judaism in America. It is well known for a variety of prayer services, a multi-generational membership and a broad range of programming.

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