New Music Works, Chadeish Yameinu Jewish Renewal and Temple Beth El invite you to join them for a panel discussion with musical illustrations about the historic and timeless musical connections that link the Middle East and West, on Friday, April 15, 8PM, at Temple Beth El.
Celebrated Israeli composer and lecturer Eitan Steinberg and vocalist Etty BenZaken will share their perspectives and artistry as prominent members of Israel’s music community. Discussions will also explore the long-echoing resonances and deep spirituality that connect Western and Middle Eastern cultures.
New Music Works Artistic Director Philip Collins will host this forum as a prelude to New Music Works’ Saturday evening concert, “Major Keys of Asia Minor”, 8 pm at the UCSC Music Recital Hall. The concert, featuring work by Mr. Steinberg and a performance Ms. BenZaken, will present music by Middle Eastern composers of Jewish, Christian and Muslim heritages.
This lecture will be repeated at 7PM on Saturday, April 16th, just before the concert.
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