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Sephardic Cousins Reunite, 40 Years On

For Gerard Edery and Claudio Betan, the connection is both genetic and musical.

10/09/2013
Special To The Jewish Week
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Forty years is a long time between drinks. Or collaborations.

Gerard Edery, Left, and Claudio Betan. "We share the Argentine connection," Edery says. George Robinson

`Defiant Requiem,’ Proud City

04/30/2013
Special to the Jewish Week

This past Monday at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center in Manhattan, I along with a thousand other patrons attended an extraordinary concert "Defiant Requiem: Verdi At Terezin.”

Benjamin Brafman

From The Hazamir Stage To The Audience

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.

Reynold Levy To Step Down At Lincoln Center

Also served as head of 92nd Street Y and on Jewish foundation boards

09/25/2012
Staff Writer

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.

Reynold Levy, outgoing president of Lincoln Center, served on the Jewish foundations boards. Photo courtesy Reynold Levy

A Concert Of Reconciliation

Catholic group honors Jews in free Lincoln Center event.

05/01/2012
Associate Editor

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.

Kiko Arguello, head of The Neocatechumenal Way, has written “The Suffering of the Innocents” as “a bridge of reconciliation.”

Philip Glass Occupies Lincoln Center -- and His Own Opera, "Satyagraha"

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

Blocks Of Remembrance

Art installation — a space for meditation — reflects on the memory of 9/11 and the possibility of healing.

09/06/2011
Staff Writer

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.

Palm-sized pieces of wood tell stories of 9/11.

Chaos and Classicism, The Music!: A Night with Ivan Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra

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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