Friday, November 6, 2009

Pro Musica Hebraica

Pro Musica Hebraica is an organization devoted to presenting Jewish classical music -- much of it lost, forgotten, or rarely performed -- in a concert hall setting. It is the project of Charles and Robyn Krauthammer (respectively, the chairman and the chief executive officer). Charles Krauthammer discussed the project in some depth during this interview with the Jerusalem Post.

Pro Musica Hebraica's concerts take place at the Kennedy Center here in Washington. Each concert focuses on the music of a particular era and a particular venue.

Last night, my wife and I had the pleasure of attending what I believe was the third concert. Its focus was on baroque music from Holland and Italy in the 1600 and 1700s. The music was performed, wonderfully, by the Apollo Ensemble of Amsterdam, which was making its United States debut.

Full post at the Powerline blog

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