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New classical works with a Jewish theme at Tsitsit in Hampstead


Tsitsit fringe festival 2022

Tsitsit is the Fringe Competition with a Jewish flavour, it celebrates the numerous differing strands of up to date Jewish identities and creative expressions, with a programme that runs throughout the UK, highlighting Jewish communities previous and current. The musical strand of this 12 months’s competition contains two new commissioned works being carried out within the music room at Burgh Home.

Soprano Rebecca Lea and the Ismena String Quartet will give the world premiere of 5 Yehuda Amichai Songs by composer, poet and journalist Jeffrey Joseph (6/11/2022). The songs set poems by of Israel’s best poets, Yehuda Amichai (1924-2000) with themes specializing in the human situation, the vitality and vulnerability of kids and the top of affection. The programme is accomplished by Brahms’ String Quartet No. 2.

Mezzo soprano Clara Kanter and pianist Ben Smith current a night of dwell music and poetry (13/11/2022), impressed by Sholem Asch’s 1923 play God of Vengeance, which brought about controversy on Broadway for depicting scenes of ‘obscenity’. The music is about in opposition to the backdrop of a brand new movie cantata composed by Alastair White that celebrates the intersection of Scottish and Yiddish tradition. 

Full particulars from the competition web site.


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