Pianist Orli Shaham and friends at SUBCULTURE

Monday night’s audience at SUBCULTURE was in for a treat as WQXR’s host Naomi Lewin introduced most of the artists involved in the making of the newly released CD American Grace, which features the world premiere recording of Steve Mackey’s piano concerto, Stumble to Grace composed for Orli Shaham. “She is such a class act,” says broadcaster, publicist and producer Gail Wein “…and extraordinarily joy to work with.” Photo Credit Elliot Sussman It all...
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“Niggunim” – Hebräisch für gefühlvolle Melodien

Sich auf das eigene kulturelle Erbe rückzubesinnen, stand für das jüdische Volk, in der Diaspora ethnisch zertreut, immer auf der Tagesordnung. An diesem Samstag, direkt vor den Feiertagen zum Passahfest, wurde das Abendprogramm am ‘92nd Street Y, von dem Violinvirtuosen Gil Shaham im Duett mit seiner Schwester, der ausgezeichneten Konzertpianistin Orly Shaham vorgestellt. Ihr Konzert galt diesem einen Zweck, sprich das jüdische Musikkulturerbe zu feiern und darüberhinaus in Gil Shahams eigenen Worten: “dieses Fest...
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“Niggunim” – Hebrew for soulful melodies

       To re-claim one’s cultural heritage has always been an agenda for the Jewish people, who were and are ethnically dispersed in the Diaspora.      This Saturday night’s program at the 92nd Street Y, just before the Passover holidays, was presented by virtuoso violinist Gil Shaham in a duo recital with his sister, the fine concert pianist Orly Shaham. Their performance was devoted to that purpose: celebrating Jewish heritage in music and, beyond...
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