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High Holy Days on WFMT

Leonard Nimoy, photo by Gage Skidmore

Leonard Nimoy, photo by Gage Skidmore

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3

Musical Memories of the High Holidays with Itzhak Perlman – an all new program
6:00 PM

For Itzhak Perlman, the Jewish High Holidays – Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur – bring a flood of memories, many of them associated with music. In this one-hour special, the superstar violinist shares a wide variety of recordings that have special meaning for him, including several of his own performances. Ranging from classical gems to cantorial singing to raucous klezmer fiddling, the music will spark warm associations and an emotional response for all listeners. Musical Memories of the High Holidays with Itzhak Perlman airs Tuesday, September 3 at 6:00 PM


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

The Birthday of the World: Part 1, Rosh Hashanah
1:00 PM

Leonard Nimoy narrates with the Western Wind Vocal Ensemble.

Guest Conductor: Matthew Lazar
Sopranos: Phyllis Elaine Clark and Mary Ellen Callahan
Countertenor: William Zukof
Tenors: Timothy Leigh Evans, Michael Steinberger
Baritone: Elliot Z. Levine
Shofar: Albert Tamayer

Cantors: Alberto Mizrahi, Faith Steinsnyder Gurney, Charles Osborne, Jacob Mendelson
The Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur, represents the culmination of a lengthily penitential period in the Jewish calendar year. The evening of Yom Kippur and the following day are spent in the synagogue focusing on one’s own inadequacies, shortcomings and forgiveness. The Birthday of the World celebrates the rich variety of music written and performed for the services of Yom Kippur. The program airs on Wednesday, September 4 at 1:00 PM.


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

Milhaud: Service sacrée
2:00 PM

In the midst of the High Holy Days, enjoy this rare opportunity to hear a major work for the occasions by one of the greatest of Jewish composers.

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