Sephardic Journey

Sephardic Journey

Cast out of Jerusalem, cast out of Spain. The Spanish Jews in their travels absorbed the colorful musical accents of Italy, Turkey and North Africa, including exotic percussion. Our musical journey interweaves Sephardic folk song with the Monteverdi-like Hebrew choral work of Salamone Rossi – the Songs of Solomon. The daily rhythms of life and love culminate in the mystical prayers of the Shabbat.

Nell Snaidas
soprano / co-director
Karim Sulayman
Jeffrey Strauss
Rex Benincasa

Hear the music

Ah El Novio No Quere Dinero (The Bridegroom Wants no Money)
Traditional Sephardic Wedding Song
on Spanish Music Of Travel & Discovery,Waverly Consort
Avinu Malkeinu (Our Father, Our King)
Medieval Sephardic Sacred Chant
on El Canto Espiritual Judeoespañol, Miguel Sánchez: Alia Música
La Rosa Enflorese (The Rose Blooms)
Medieval Sephardic Love Song
on Rosa Das Rosas, Ensemble Chominciamento di gioia
Venue Guide

Performance Information

Thursday, Feb. 20, 7:30pm† – FAIRLAWN Lutheran Church
Friday, Feb. 21, 8:00pm – St Paul’s Episcopal Church, CLEVELAND HTS.
Saturday, Feb. 22, 8:00pm – The Temple - Tifereth Israel, BEACHWOOD*
Sunday, Feb. 23, 4:00pm – ROCKY RIVER Presbyterian Church
Tuesday, Feb. 25, 7:30pm – The Temple - Tifereth Israel, BEACHWOOD
†50% discount tickets for WKSU members (seating in sections B & C only). Offer is based on availability and may not be combined with any other discount.

Pre-concert talk one hour before each concert, given by lutenist Daniel Shoskes, M.D. (with Rabbi Roger Klein on Feb. 22 & 25) sponsored by the Friends of Apollo’s Fire.

*The Temple's visiting artist, Mordechai Rosenstein and his artwork will be available in the lobby for browsing and purchase at this concert. A world-renowned Jewish artist, Mr. Rosenstein embellishes the Hebrew and English letters to give them a special rhythm on the page.

Artwork: The Coronation Of The Virgin, C.1440 (Tempera On Panel), Angelico, Fra (Guido Di Pietro) (C.1387-1455) / Galleria Degli Uffizi, Florence, Italy / Alinari / The Bridgeman Art Library