REVIVAL Shabbat Dinner & Show*
Friday, April 26
REVIVAL is a spiritual folk-rock show that speaks to urgent moral issues of our day. It features original story-driven music by Kristen Plylar-Moore performed by a small ensemble of singers and instrumentalists. Rooted largely in Hebrew biblical texts, the music expresses themes of love and justice, and envisions a world grounded in compassion and dignity for everyone. REVIVAL has been performed in venues around NYC, and an album of the show’s music (2018) has garnered notable coverage in both press and radio.
*You do not need to attend dinner to enjoy the 8:00 pm show. Learn more about the show.
Shabbat Dinner & Program with ADL Regional Director Robert Trestan
Friday, May 17, 6:00 pm
Join us to hear from Anti-Defamation League Regional Director Robert Trestan to learn about the increase in Anti-Semitism and how the ADL is working locally and nationally to combat it.
Robert Trestan is responsible for overseeing ADL’s program delivery, community relations, and advocacy initiatives across the region. As a civil rights leader and attorney for more than 25 years, he has prioritized developing community partnerships and initiatives that advocate for justice, equity and fair treatment for everyone. Robert has consulted and provided expertise on hate crimes to civil society groups in several countries and is part of an international team that provides hate crime training to police and prosecutors across Europe. He currently serves on the Massachusetts Hate Crimes Task Force, advising Governor Baker on ways to combat hate crimes in the Commonwealth.
Shabbat Dinner & Shabbat Concert with Victor Cayres, TBE Pianist
Friday, May 31, 6:00 pm
The Piano World of Villa Lobos: A Piano Recital in celebration of the 60th anniversary of his death (1887 - 1959)
The music of Villa Lobos has become a postcard of Brazilian culture, nature, and vibrant diversity. Victor Cayres embarks on a pianistic journey through the most ingenious piano works inspired by folklore, nursery rhymes, dances, and the vastness of Brazilian land. The program will also feature one of Villa Lobos' most iconic works, the Bachianas Brasileiras no. 4, inspired by the music of J.S. Bach.
Villa Lobos’ piano works inspired by Brazilian national folklore (children’s nursery rhymes, country dances) and the music of Bach.
Brazilian pianist Victor Cayres has earned praise for concerts with the Sine Nomine string quartet and as soloist with Boston Pops and Brno Philharmonic in the Czech Republic. He has recorded for Albany, Centaur, Navona, and Parma Records, and frequently performs in Brazil, Europe, United States, including Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, Chicago’s Preston Bradley Hall, Boston’s Symphony Hall and Jordan Hall. His concerts have been broadcast live at Brazil’s TV Cultura channel, Boston’s WGBH 99.5 All Classical, and Chicago’s WFMT Fine Arts Radio.
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