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Cantor Olkon Memorial Concert with Violin Virtuoso Alexander Shonert

Sunday, November 2, 2014 9 Cheshvan 5775

4:30 PM - 5:30 PMHar Tzeon-Agudath Achim


Violin virtuoso Alexander Shonert, accompanied by pianist Natalia Shonert, in a wonderful concert of music that has uplifted the soul for ages:

A graduate of the Novosibirsk Russian State Conservatory, Alexander Shonert is a Jewish violin virtuoso of extraordinary talent, known for his magical, brilliant rich tone, lively onstage personality and sensational improvisational ability. 

Shonert has received many accolades and several prestigious national rewards:  Laureate of International Competition (Berlin), the World prize of Antonin Dvorak (Prague), and the European prize of Gustav Mahler (Prague). Since 1999, Shonert has made the musical city of Prague his home. Active as a soloist and guest performer with orchestras throughout Europe, Shonert has played frequently in the United States since 2005.

In this program, Shonert will be accompanied by pianist Natalia Shonert, and will play lively, virtuoso music composed by some of the more famous Baroque and Romantic composers, while also showcasing Jewish music that has touched the heart and the soul for ages. Joining him for a memorable piece will be Cantor Benjamin Bazian.  

In Shonert's music, you will hear the love, the tragedy, the laughter and the future of the Jewish people. But in a deeper sense, his music carries a universal message, speaking to the human yearning for freedom and dignity. As Violin maestro Josef Suk, the great-grandson of Antonín Dvořák, remarked:  “Shonert is a brilliant artist, gifted by God.”

Pre-concert Master Class & Reception 
The concert begins at 4:30 pm, but you are invited to attend a pre-concert master class & reception for sponsors beginning at 3:30 pm ($50/ticket). In the master class, Alexander Shonert will mentor music students, provide insights and commentary, and conduct a lively Q&A session.
Childcare services will be available at no extra cost! RSVP required. 

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This concert is co-sponsored by Congregation Har Tzeon-Agudath Achim and by the Foundation for Jewish Studies.

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