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Music at Shaarey Tefilla in Carmel, Dec. 16

Congregation Shaarey Tefilla

Congregation Shaarey Tefilla. AroundIndy.com staff photo, (c) 2011, all rights reserved.

By Cathy Partlow Strauss
On behalf of Congregation Shaarey Tefilla

Stuart Malina

Stuart Malina

On Monday, December 16, 2013 at 7:30 p.m., Music @ Shaarey Tefilla artistic director Michael Strauss welcomes a remarkable roster of internationally acclaimed musicians once again to the concert series. Performing are guest pianist Stuart Malina, Tony Award winner of Billy Joel’s Broadway hit musical “Movin’ Out” and music director of the Harrisburg Symphony; returning violinists Alex Kerr (IU Professor and Concertmaster of Dallas Symphony) and Zach Depue (ISO Concertmaster and fiddler with Time for Three); and, for the first time on the series, Brandon Vamos, cellist of the Grammy Award-winning PACIFICA Quartet. Concerts take place at Congregation Shaarey Tefilla at 3085 W. 116th Street in Carmel, Indiana.

The ensemble will perform music by Bloch and Shostakovich. Bloch wrote of his Suite Hebraique for viola and piano that, “The viola has always been one of my favorite instruments. It can express the whole range of feelings and passions with an intensity and colour that very few people imagine.” This work will be performed by violist Michael Strauss with pianist Stuart Malina. Strauss is Principal Violist on leave from the Indianapolis Symphony and now a professor at Oberlin Conservatory.

Brandon Vamos

Brandon Vamos

Shostakovich, known for some ferocious works of music that challenged the Soviet political establishment, wrote a charming set of Five Duets for 2 violins and piano. These Viennese-inspired miniatures will feature the internationally-renowned violinists Kerr and DePue. The full forces of the evening’s artist roster will then close the concert with Shostakovich’s universally loved Piano Quintet, which in 1940 was even considered to be in line with “wholesome Soviet values.”

The evening closes with a reception in the CST Social Hall where you can meet the artists.

General admission tickets are $20; $18 for CST members; and $6 for students. For tickets and more information, contact the office administrator at 317-733-2169 or visit online at www.shaareytefilla.org/music-at-cst.

The 2013-14 concert season, the Meridian Music Piano Festival Season, is made possible by individual donors and generous support of the  season title sponsor, Meridian Music Company, located in Carmel, Indiana.

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