Thursday, February 28, 2013

Eternal Echoes: Songs and Dances for the Soul

"The arena he built in Brooklyn has hosted concerts of hip-hop, Latin salsa and reggae, not to mention performances by Dylan, Streisand and the Rolling Stones, but when the genre chosen was Jewish music, Bruce C. Ratner decided to take charge himself.
Mr. Ratner, a real estate developer who cut his musical teeth on cantorial singing at a synagogue in his hometown, Cleveland, is the de facto impresario of a concert at the Barclays Center announced on Tuesday that will feature the violinist Itzhak Perlman and Yitzchak Meir Helfgot, the cantor from the Park East Synagogue in Manhattan who has been a leader in the revival of Jewish liturgical music. ... Mr. Perlman recently recorded an album with Mr. Helfgot, 'Eternal Echoes: Songs and Dances for the Soul,' that includes cantorial standards like 'Kol Nidrei' and 'Sheyibone Bays Hamikdosh' ('May the Holy Temple Be Rebuilt'). Mr. Perlman fiddled while Mr. Helfgot crooned" (Joseph Berger, "Another First for Barclays Center: A Concert of Jewish Music," New York Times, 1/15/13).

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