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Leonora Duarte: A Converso With a Talent for Composition

By Elizabeth Weinfield My first exposure to the music of Baroque composer Leonora Duarte (1610–1678) came while sight-reading with friends years ago on a frosty...
Rising Song Jewish Music Residency program participants

Rising Song Jewish Music Residency Comes to Philly

Update: This article previously stated that Elie Kaunfer was rosh yeshiva, in addition to CEO, and incorrectly stated that Rabbi Yosef Goldman was currently employed...
a shofar surrounded by pomegranates and a pot of honey

WRTI 90.1 Marks the High Holidays With Special Programming

By WRTI Staff WRTI 90.1 is marking the Days of Awe with special programming. Throughout the 10-day holiday season on WRTI, listeners will hear a variety...
Zafer Tawil, Udi Bar-David, Fouad Dakwar, Shira Samuels-Shragg, Tammy Scheffer and Nathalie Handal

ARTolerance Day of Peace Event Brings Israelis, Palestinians Together

Udi Bar-David, a cellist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, was the first to take his spot on stage for “Dialogue in Three Movements: An Artistic...
Vivian Barton Dozer, Peter Nocella, Gregory Teperman and Igor Szwec of the Meiravi Quartet holding their instruments

Violinist Gregory Teperman Reflects on Journey From Moldova

For many violinists, their instrument is a prized possession. But for Gregory Teperman, 64, it was something he sacrificed in exchange for a better...
PRAISE album cover

Hazzan Jessi Roemer Releases ‘PRAISE’, a ‘Soulful’ New Album

While some musicians discourage concertgoers from singing along, for Hazzan Jessi Roemer, that’s entirely the point. “I’m part of a movement of Jewish musicians who...
Jesse Moldovsky performing onstage

Jesse Moldovsky, 19, Takes the Stage at Philly Folk Festival

It was a couple years ago when musician Jesse Moldovsky, 19, started performing at open mic nights. Though paid gigs slowly followed, a lot...
Old photos of Andy Goldman from 1971 and Beryl Rosenstock from 1969

Fifty Years After Woodstock, Attendees Recall Historic Festival

It was a haven of peace and music. An escape from war and politics. In remote Bethel, New York, Woodstock brought around 400,000 attendees...
Ninet Tayeb

Israeli Rock Star Ninet Tayeb Comes to Manayunk for Local Show

Ninet Tayeb Was the Kelly Clarkson of Israel. At 19, the singer got her big break winning the debut season of Kokhav Nolad, a...
Alon Goldstein sitting next to a piano

Israeli Pianist Alon Goldstein Visits Philly for Annual Piano Festival

It’s difficult for Alon Goldstein to define his home: He was raised in Israel, owns a house in Maryland, has a job in Missouri...