Leonard J. Lehrman

Jewish Island Music

Concert highlights Jewish composers from Nassau and Suffolk.

03/27/2012
Special to the Jewish Week

Joel Mandelbaum admits that he is not consciously a Jewish composer. That statement might sound odd coming from a member of the governing board of the American Society for Jewish Music, but Mandelbaum does qualify it a bit.

“I’m not consciously an ‘anything composer,” says Mandelbaum, an emeritus professor of music at Queens College. “But unconsciously I’m more a Jewish composer than anything else.”

Pianist-composer Leonard Lehrman and soprano Helene Williams in rehearsal.
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