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Presented By Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale
as part of PBO’s Jews & Music Initiative


Jewish Songlines: An Exploration of Music and Heritage
Thursday, February 8 | 8 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, SF

Join Nicholas McGegan, renowned cellist Steven Isserlis, and members of the Orchestra for PBO SESSIONS: Jewish Songlines at the Contemporary Jewish Museum. This 90-minute exploration will feature music from the 18th to the 20th centuries, including a Bach Prelude arranged by Ignaz (Isaac) Moscheles and Isserlis’s own arrangement of Maurice Ravel’s Deux mélodies hébraïques and Felix Mendelssohn’s “Scherzo” from the Octet for Strings, Op. 20.

 Steven Isserlis and Nicholas McGegan will engage in deep discussion about the impact of Jewish composers, illuminated by a multimedia presentation, as well as Steven’s own Jewish heritage. This exciting program will be moderated by Francesco Spagnolo, scholar, and curator of the Magnes Collection at UC Berkeley. After the concert, enjoy complimentary wine and a chance to meet the musicians.

This program is part of the Jews & Music Initiative funded in part by the Drs. Ross E. Armstrong and Jonas (Jay) K. Stern Jews & Music Fund.

Nicholas McGegan, conductor
Steven Isserlis, violoncello
Francesco Spagnolo, moderator

$25 General Admission


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A Different Kind Of Classical Music Experience

Each PBO SESSIONS program is unique. Conductors and artists take audiences on a guided and deconstructed tour of music, social and political history, and art. The 90-minute program includes multimedia presentations and intimate dialogue from the stage in addition to performances of incredible orchestral and vocal music. PBO SESSIONS is for anyone on the musical spectrum looking for an informative and lively experience with an opportunity to engage with extraordinary artists up close and personal.

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The Waverley Fund

Bernard Osher Foundation

The Koret Foundation

Host Committee

Adam Bier, Steve John, Jason Snyder, John Thorpe
and Congregation Beth Sholom

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