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MN JCC Symphony Orchestra Concert

December 6, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Don’t miss our Winter Concert, filled with beautiful landscapes, holiday melodies, and jazz. Under the direction of conductor Chi-Chi Lin Bestmann.

  • THE HEBRIDES OVERTURE by MENDELSSOHN
  • SYMPHONY No. 8 (Unfinished) by SCHUBERT
  • DODI LI with CANTOR BEN TISSER; Steven Sher/arr. by Charles Watt
  • OCHO KANDALIKAS with CANTOR BEN TISSER; Flory Jagoda/arr. by Charles Watt
  • DUKE ELLINGTON arranged by Calvin Custer

Featuring Cantor Ben Tisser with two iconic pieces with arrangements by one of the symphony members, Charles Watt.

  • DODI LI – a beautiful Israeli love song based on the Song of Songs and translated to “I am my beloved’s, and my beloved is mine.”
  • OCHO KANDALIKAS -translated to ‘Eight Little Candles’ a Ladino song celebrating the holiday of Hanukkah.

Cantor Ben Tisser is a cantor, performing artist, arranger, and lecturer and currently serves Beth El Synagogue in Minneapolis. He has served as visiting Hassan (Cantor) and toured with the Cantor Assembly all around the country and the world. His repertoire ranges from traditional Cantorial recitative to Italian art song, Broadway to opera, Israeli folk, pop, and art songs to Yiddish Theatre, and spans eight languages. Outside of the Synagogue, Ben has produced dozens of concerts, bringing together artists from around the world. Among his proudest productions have been three concerts featuring Jewish Collegiate A Cappella groups – no less than seventy students per program. Each program drew record crowds and featured a special commission performed by all of the students at once.

“Praised for his “beautiful voice” that is “at once strong and forceful but also under complete control” with “wonderful control of dynamics…remaining steady even in the softest passages…yet strong and powerful” and hailed as “one of the most remarkable cantors in the United States.” Click HERE for full bio.

Free and Open to the Public
Space is limited. Walkups are welcome but we kindly ask that you RSVP. All guests are admitted on a first-come basis.

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Questions? Email Lizzie Streif at lizzies@minnesotajcc.org.

PRESENTED BY THE MARVIN J. PERTZIK JEWISH CULTURAL ARTS DEPARTMENT, WHICH IS GENEROUSLY SUPPORTED, IN PART, BY MINNESOTA JCC FOUNDATION

Details

Date:
December 6, 2023
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Venue

Capp Center St. Paul
1375 St. Paul Ave
St. Paul, MN 55116 United States
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CLOSURE UPDATE: Sunday, July 14, 2024. The SABES CENTER MINNEAPOLIS is currently CLOSED due to a power outage and will REOPEN tomorrow (Monday, July 15) at its normal business hours. We apologize for the inconvenience.