TICO Orchestra to Premiere Unetane Tokef
Saturday, April 7th, 8:30 p.m. & Tuesday, April 10th, 7:30 p.m.
This will be the first-ever performance of this new work. Composed by John Luther, it joins the forces of the Tifereth Israel Community Orchestra, the East County Mormon Chorale, Cantor Larry Kornit, and shofar virtuoso Steven Ovitsky.
Composer Luther, who is not Jewish, read the text from Musaf, and was deeply touched by its true awesomeness, relevance to everyone, and emotional message. He consulted with a rabbi for the Hebrew pronunciation, where the accents fall in relation to the music, and its impacting significance.
Here we have the unexpected combination of our 70 piece synagogue orchestra, an intensely Jewish subject, a cantor, a Protestant composer, a Mormon choir, conducted by Marilyn White, and a renowned shofar blower, all combining to present this highlight of the High Holiday Service. Our own Rabbi Joshua Dorsch will introduce the work to our audiences.
This will be a good opportunity for you to attend a concert of our large orchestra, playing exciting new music that is accessible, even on the first hearing, and serving as a permanent contribution to serious Jewish Music. Our concerts give you an intimate, polished, personal experience which is not experienced often, even with many professional ensembles. Your attendance and support are important to our synagogue, the Jewish community, and the presence of relevant Jewish Music for us and future generations.
Other works on the concert will be Rossini’s William Tell Overture, and selected pieces by the Mormon Choir, including Handel (Judas Maccabeus), and Haydn (The Creation), with and without orchestra.
Save the Dates
June 10 (3:00 p.m.) and 12, 2018 (7:30 p.m.)
Anat Almani, Violin
Music by Sibelius (Symphony No. 2), Prokoffiev, and Saint-Saens
July 29, 2018 (3:00 p.m.)
Our Annual Pops Concert
Music of light classics, favorites, film, Broadway, and fun for the entire family