Exile & Resilience (Chicago)
Music of the Jewish & African Diasporas

Expelled from their homes and scattered across the earth, exiled peoples have often found strength and resilience in their music. This new program from Jeannette Sorrell begins where “O Jerusalem!” ended – celebrating the interwoven connections of the Sephardic, Ashkenazy, Palestinian, and African traditions.

Saturday, March 11, 2023, 8:00PM
Music Institute of Chicago, EVANSTON
Sunday, March 12, 2023, 5:00PM
Anshe Emet Synagogue, CHICAGO (Lakeview)
Featured Artists
Polina Skovoroda Shepherd,soprano
Jacob Perry & Haitham Haidar,tenors
Jeffrey Strauss,baritone
Daphna Mor,recorder, ney, vocals
Merlin Shepherd,clarinet

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O Jerusalem!

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Supported in part by the

with additional support generously provided by Bill Lawlor


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