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Pro Musica Hebraica presents: From Psalm to Lamentation: A Concert of Cantorial Masterpieces

The first of a new annual series of Hannukah-time Pro Musica Hebraica presentations, this concert pays homage to the Golden Age of Cantors and to the liturgical music of modern times. The music traces a rich tradition of cantorial masterpieces capturing their fundamental duality--joy and despair, longing and redemption, from the deeply haunting "If I forget thee, O Jerusalem" to the wildly celebratory "Chad Gadya" of the Passover Seder.

Program selections will be sung by Cantor Netanel Hershtik, one of the great practitioners of the cantorial arts. From childhood he has performed internationally, with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, and many of the world's leading cantorial choirs. A veteran of the Israel Defense Force, Hershtik was the first cantor to be invited to perform at the U.N. in its 2006 Holocaust Remembrance ceremony. He is joined by the Hampton Synagogue Choir and the distinguished Amernet String Quartet.

Performance Timing: Part One - 50 min.; Intermission - 15 min.; Part Two - 40 min.

Event begins at 7:30PM

Presented by: Pro Musica Hebraica

Event Venue

Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater

2700 F Street, NW
Washington 20037

For more information:

  • Thursday, December 6, 2012
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