A preview by Betsy Schwarm Most of those who are emotionally invested in the performing arts can remember the day the music died. No, not that 1959 plane crash memorialized in the 1971 Don McLean song. In this case, it was mid-March of 2020, when a global pandemic abruptly led to the cancellation of myriad […]
A preview by By Marc Shulgold For Leah Peer, breaking from the Colorado Hebrew Chorale in 2013 to form a subsidiary women’s chorus was hardly an act of defiance. Instead, it was, the director of Kol Nashim, says, an act that would strengthen the mixed chorus led by Carol Kozak Ward. “We’re all just following […]
Preview by Betsy Schwarm Music has often set out to support and promote social causes. Even before recent and current pop stars began undertaking such endeavors, Bedřich Smetana was speaking up for Czech nationalism, and it is no accident that Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro explores the divide between aristocrats and those who serve them. So […]
A review by Robin McNeil Wednesday evening, May 21, I attended a performance by Kol Nashim, which is the women’s choir of the Colorado Hebrew Chorale. Kol Nashim is translated as “the voice of women,” and this performance was a benefit for the Jerusalem Center for Battered Women. It was sponsored by Woman to Woman, […]
By Marc Shulgold Yes, we know: The past year has been tough for performing arts groups forced to cancel concerts, find new revenue sources and struggle to stay...