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Kehilat HaNahar in New Hope presents music by Holocaust-era composers

Kehilat HaNahar

Kehilat HaNahar (The Little Shul by the River) in New Hope will host a concert featuring works by Israeli, Jewish American, and Jewish composers during the Holocaust on Sunday, Oct. 20, starting at 2 p.m.

Performing will be KHN member and saxophonist Paul Cohen, who has appeared with the New York Philharmonic and the Metropolitan Opera. Joining him on the piano will be Allison Brewster, a multiple Grammy nominee.

Saxophonist Paul Cohen

Works performed will include those of Jewish composer Erwin Schulhoff, who died in the Nazi concentration camp in Wülzburg; the largely forgotten Russian-born composer and pianist Leo Ornstein, a leading figure of the American avant-garde movement in the early 1900s; and the living composer Steve Cohen and Israeli composer Paul Ben-Haim, who fled the Nazis in 1933, emigrated to Palestine, and became one of Israel’s first and best-known composers.

Pianist Allison Brewster Frenzetti

The concert starts at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 20. All are welcome; RSVP recommended.

Kehilat HaNahar is located at 85 W. Mechanic St. in New Hope.


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