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This group would allow Classical Music Lovers within the congregation to meet once each month for any of a number of activities, including: attending a classical music concert; attending a lecture about classical music; performing a program of classical music; discussing a classical music performance. The precise activities would be discussed and selected by the group at its first meeting. The group will also decide whether to tack on after-event socializing, such as sharing coffee and dessert at a member’s home, or simply going out together for a snack.

Upcoming Group Events

There are currently no events scheduled. Please check back for updates.

Past Group Events

    The Transforming Trio Sonata (concert and lecture)

    Fri March 15, 2019 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Concert & Lecture on the Trio Sonata by Marc Levine, violinist of Lyra Baroque Orchestra

    Recital includes works by Corelli, J.S. Bach, and Leclair

    The Ebony, Ivory, and Spruce Trio: Pictures in Art

    Sun March 24, 2019 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Trio versions of musical works based on paintings or other works of visual art. Selections include:
    Pictures at an Exhibition; Hopaki: Mussorgsky
    Vocalise: Rachmaninoff
    Golliwog’s Cake Walk: Debussy
    Two Tangos: Hector Piazolla
    Two works: Francois Poulenc

    Special Event!

    Sat October 5, 2019 at 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

    I am pleased to announce and invite you to a special event for our Classical Music Lovers Small Group: “So You Think You Know Bach?” on Saturday, October 5, 4:00-5:30 pm, at Mount Zion Temple (room TBA). The event will combine music examples (live and recorded), learning session, and discussion opportunity, all prompted by a focus on the Sonatas and Partitas for Unaccompanied Violin by Johann Sebastian Bach.
    The event will be led by our own David Knapp, who is an avid chamber musician and active amateur violinist. David will play the Adagio movement from Bach’s G minor Violin Sonata, and the Gigue from Bach’s E major Violin Partita. Each piece will be augmented with musical examples of other performers’ interpretations from the same works and other Baroque composers’ handling of the same musical form. We really want this to be interactive, with David facilitating group discussion on Bach, the Baroque, and the significance of the sonatas and partitas in the violin literature and beyond.
    Following our musical event, participants will have the opportunity to join a special Havdallah service, led by Shai Avny, at 6 pm, to celebrate the Small Groups Initiative. Other small groups from the program are also scheduling events for that day, and they too will assemble with us at Mount Zion for Havdallah.
    I’d appreciate if each of you could please RSVP to me by Sept. 30, indicating whether you’ll be able to attend. This will help me and the administrative staff determine the number of people expected to attend and help us choose the best room at the Temple for our event.
    I very much hope you’ll be able to join David, me, and the rest of our group for this special musical offering and for the Havdalah celebration of the entire Small Groups Initiative!

Interested in joining this group? Contact the Group Leader.

Write to group leader David Epstein to ask questions, get involved, join the group, suggest an event, or something else!


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