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Rejoice with Itzhak Perlman and Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot

A Yidishe Mame (A Jewish Mother)

Songwriter and pianist Neil Sedaka introduces the song “A Yidishe Mame” (A Jewish Mother), a popular Yiddish classic with Vaudeville roots. Violinist Itzhak Perlman and Cantor Helfgot perform it, backed by The Klezmer Conservatory Band and The Rejoice Chamber Orchestra. Violinist Itzhak Perlman and Cantor Helfgot perform the popular Yiddish classic with Vaudeville roots “A […]

Rejoice with Itzhak Perlman and Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot

Yism’Khu (They Shall Rejoice)

Let the festivities begin as violinist Itzhak Perlman and Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot perform the opening song Yism’Khu (They Shall Rejoice) backed by The Klezmer Conservatory Band and The Rejoice Chamber Orchestra. The video includes English subtitles for the song lyrics.

Dudamel Conducts the Verdi Requiem at the Hollywood Bowl

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Dudamel Conducts the Verdi Requiem at the Hollywood Bowl

Dudamel on Verdi’s Requiem, Plus Primer

LA Phil Music Director Gustavo Dudamel can describe Verdi’s Requiem as passionately as he conducts it. “The theatrical elements of this piece is incredible,” says the famous conductor in this interview with rehearsal footage. Using his hands, singing, growls and poetic descriptions, Dudamel conveys the intense emotions of Verdi’s Requiem in this excerpt from Great […]

King Lear, Starring Ian McKellen

A Scene of Madness

While King Lear seems to be about the madness of Lear, the play is actually saturated with various kinds of madness. Edmund is deranged in some ways. Kent’s behavior towards Oswald makes no sense. The daughters obviously lose it, and the Fool certainly puts on an antic disposition. For his part, Edgar feigns madness in […]

GP at the Met: Così fan tutte

About the Opera

Met Music Director James Levine conducts Mozart’s barbed romance, a comic masterpiece about the romantic complications that ensue when a pair of friends decide to test their fiancées’ fidelity.

Rejoice with Itzhak Perlman and Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot

Preview Concert

A musical exploration of liturgical and traditional works in new arrangements for both chamber orchestra and klezmer settings. Violinist Itzhak Perlman calls Eastern European Jewish music “chicken soup for the soul.”