As Matthew Lazar stepped onto the stage, surveyed his creation, and began conducting the Hazamir choir, his face was shining. Hazamir: The International Jewish High School Choir, founded by Lazar in 1993, includes students active in 21 chapters across North America and one (soon to be two) in Israel. Two Sundays ago, they performed their 20th Annual Gala Concert at Jazz at Lincoln Center, with songs including “Shehechayanu” and “L’Eyla.
Also served as head of 92nd Street Y and on Jewish foundation boards
Reynold Levy, the president of Lincoln Center who is also a pillar of the Jewish philanthropic world, will step down at the end of the year.
Levy led a $1.2 billion physical transformation of Lincoln Center’s 16-acre campus, according to a press release from the center issued on Sept. 24th, which also said that under his leadership, the center raised $1.3 billion.
Levy assumed the post in 2002 and twice extended his Lincoln Center contract at the request of the board of trustees.
Catholic group honors Jews in free Lincoln Center event.
Other than the Zionist revival of a Jewish state, the most remarkable — once inconceivable — development for Jews after 2,000 years may be the 180-degree Vatican shift from enmity against Judaism and Jews to an official policy of reconciliation and love for its “elder brother” in faith.
Tonight is a big one for Philip Glass, the iconic Jewish composer who turns 75 next month. It will be the last night of the Met staging of Glass' Gandhi opera, "Satyagraha," and Glass will also be there -- to protest it. Glass announced on his website this week that he will be joining Occupy Wall Street's planned "Occupy Lincoln Center" protest outsi
Art installation — a space for meditation — reflects on the memory of 9/11 and the possibility of healing.
As the president of Lincoln Center, Reynold Levy is a busy man. But when an old friend, the artist Tobi Kahn, forced a small, white wooded block into his hands and urged him to use it to reflect on 9/11, he complied. And he was glad he did.
A classical music program that includes works by Haydn may not strike you as radical. After all Haydn--friend of Mozart, teacher of Beethoven--virtually invented the classical symphony as we know it. When newcomers think "classical music," it is probably the sounds of Haydn they hear in their head.
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