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Jewish Music Masterclass Featuring Bruce Adolphe

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Jewish Music Masterclass Featuring Bruce Adolphe


Jewish Music Masterclass with Bruce Adolphe

Composer Bruce Adolphe — known to millions of Americans from his public radio show Piano Puzzlers, which has been broadcast weekly on Performance Today since 2002 — has created a substantial body of chamber music and orchestral works inspired by science, visual arts, and human rights. Mr. Adolphe is also the resident lecturer and director of family concerts for the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.

Just a few of Adolphe’s career highlights include: Itzhak Perlman’s world premiere performances of Adolphe’s solo violin work, The Bitter, Sour, Salt Suite, at The Kennedy Center and Avery Fisher Hall; Yo-Yo Ma playing the world premiere of Self Comes to Mind, a work based on a text written for the project by neuroscientist Antonio Damasio, at the American Museum of Natural History; Joshua Bell performing world premiere of Einstein’s Light with pianist Marija Stroke at UNESCO in Paris as the finale of the United Nations Year of Light, 2015; the Washington National Opera performances of Let Freedom Sing: the story of Marian Anderson, libretto by Carolivia Herron; an evening of Adolphe works at The Kennedy Center; two full-length operas on Jewish subjects at The 92nd Street Y (Mikhoels the Wise and The False Messiah); and nine world premieres at The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.

This livestreamed Jewish Music Masterclass program provides the opportunity to hear about Adolphe’s creative process, listen to some of his music and connect with the composer.