Honegger, Wyner, and Weiner

May 12, 2017 / 8pm
Jordan Hall

30 Gainsborough St, Boston

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Cantata Singers' season concludes with Arthur Honegger’s King David paired with music by Yehudi Wyner, and his father Lazar Weiner. King David is a colorful mini-oratorio, fusing styles from ancient music, Baroque music, and jazz. Cantata Singers, joined by the women's chorale Cantilena, will present the piece in the original French. The program will also include the Torah Service by Yehudi Wyner for chorus, cantor, and brass ensemble, and songs and choral music by Yehudi’s father, Lazar Weiner. Weiner (1897-1982) was a gifted composer of Yiddish art song, contemporary synagogue music, and cantatas, and the longtime music director at Central Synagogue in New York City.

In lieu of a pre-concert talk, a Shabbat dinner will be held at 6:30pm to contextualize the evening’s program at the Huntington Avenue YMCA at 316 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA. Please note registration is required to attend the Shabbat dinner, and is available online here or by calling 617.868.5885.
Following the performance, all are welcome at a free post-concert reception.

This program is supported in part by a Young Adult Innovation Grant from Combined Jewish Philanthropies.

Program:
Lazar Weiner: Ashrei Ha'Ish (Psalm 1), for tenor, chorus and instruments*
Lazar Weiner: Choyves (Debts), for mezzo-soprano and instruments*
Lazar Weiner: Mayn T'file (My Prayer), for mezzo-soprano and instruments*
Lazar Weiner: El Khanun, (Merciful God), for soprano and instruments*
Lazar Weiner: Yih'yu L'rotzon (May the Words), for alto, chorus and instruments*
Yehudi Wyner: Torah Service
Honegger: King David

*Orchestrations by David Hoose

Soloists:

2016-2017 Concert Series

Bach and Zelenka
Sat, Oct 15, 2016 / 8pm
NEC's Jordan Hall
A Seasonal Celebration
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 / 8pm
Cary Hall, Lexington
Sat, Dec 17, 2016 / 8pm
St. Paul Church, Cambridge
Bach B Minor Mass
Fri, Feb 24, 2017 / 8pm
NEC's Jordan Hall
Sun, Feb 26, 2017 / 3pm
Cary Hall, Lexington
Honegger, Wyner, and Weiner
Fri, May 12, 2017 / 8pm
NEC's Jordan Hall