"Hebrew Melodies" Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival in Concert

Hebrew Melodies” the Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival in concert featuring members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra with soprano Tehila Nini Goldstein Monday, June 25 at 7:30pm in Levy Hall at Rodef Shalom Congregation located at 4905 Fifth Ave.

Praised as "one of the highest quality concert series in town" (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review), the Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival returns for one night only of intimate vocal and instrumental chamber music. You don't have to be Jewish to enjoy hearing these gems that combine classical music and Yiddish culture, including several manuscripts that have barely been performed for a century! Chamber Music Pittsburgh collaborates with PJMF for the first time to present this program of rare miniatures by the Russian violinist-composer Joseph Achron, as performed by musicians from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Israeli soprano Tehila Nini Goldstein. The vocal portion of this program will be sung in Yiddish, Hebrew, and Russian with projected English translations. The Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival is co-sponsored by the United Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and Rodef Shalom Congregation. This concert is supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

About The Artist: 

Praised as ‘one of the highest-quality concert series in town’ by The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival was founded in 2004 by cellist Aron Zelkowicz. Since then, the Festival has programmed over 150 pieces of classical chamber and orchestral music inspired by Jewish traditions. The musicians of the Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival are high-caliber local professionals, including members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Pittsburgh Opera and Ballet Orchestras, and faculty members of the music departments from Carnegie Mellon and Duquesne Universities. Please see www.pjmf.net for history and more information about the organization. 

Tehila Nini Goldstein
The soprano Tehila Nini Goldstein, who was born in New York and grew up in Israel, is a much sought after soloist and passionate chamber musician. Her repertoire includes classical opera as well as Baroque, contemporary and Israeli music in particular. She has won the Tel Aviv Music Academy Singing Competition, received the America Israel Cultural Foundation “Scholarship for Studies in Israel and abroad” and was awarded first prize in the prestigious “Liederkranz Foundation” competition. Her world premiere recording of Sephardic songs by Alberto Hemsi was released this year on Hanssler Classic.