RS Heritage Concert & Second Heritage Gala
Honoring Fred Strober & Beth Robinson
Saturday, April 27 at 6pm
On April 27, 2013, the Congregation is proud to present the Magaziner Concert and second Rodeph Shalom Heritage Gala. The concert will feature the 42 piece Bay-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Copland’s “Lincoln Portrait” commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. This year we are pleased to be honoring Fred Strober & Beth Robinson for their innumerable contributions to Rodeph Shalom, the Jewish community and the larger community.
The music performed will feature Jewish composers and has been designed to commemorate several historic events. 2013 marks the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address and the Emancipation Proclamation. Congregation Rodeph Shalom played an historically significant role in the Civil War as the first Jewish Chaplain to serve in the United States Armed Forces was Cantor Jacob Frankel from Rodelph Shalom. The Orchestra will perform “A Lincoln Portrait” by Aaron Copland, narrated by Rabbi Kuhn in celebration of this milestone. 2013 also marks the 65th anniversary of the State of Israel and in celebration the Orchestra will perform “Jerusalem of Gold.” In addition, the Orchestra will commemorate the 80th anniversary of George Gershwin’s “American in Paris” and the 95th anniversary of Irving Berlin’s “God Bless America”. The historic tone of this concert seemed perfect to honor Fred Strober and Beth Robinson knowing Fred’s love of history, dedication to RS, the State of Israel and his determination to ensure the continuation of a Jewish heritage for generations to come.
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About the Bay Atlantic Symphony...
The Bay-Atlantic Symphony is known as an outstanding per-service orchestra that presents concerts charged with emotion and nuance. The Symphony performs twelve symphonic programs annually, drawing musicians from throughout the Philadelphia region, as well as New York and Baltimore. Bay-Atlantic Symphony also presents chamber music programs throughout our region.
Education and strong partnering in its communities are central to the Bay-Atlantic Symphony’s purpose. The Bay-Atlantic Symphony believes great music is for everyone! They are delighted to forge creative bonds within our communities that break down barriers to accessing their innovative programming and spontaneous transformative performances.
Music Director Jed Gaylin is embarking on his 14th season with the Bay-Atlantic Symphony. During his tenure, Bay-Atlantic Symphony has grown in size, scope, and artistry.
About A Lincoln Portrait...
“A Lincoln Portrait” is a classical orchestral work written by the American composer Aaron Copland. The work involves a full orchestra, with particular emphasis on the brass section at climactic moments. The work is narrated with the reading of excerpts of Abraham Lincoln’s great documents, including the Gettysburg Address. Lincoln Portrait was written by Copland as part of the World War II patriotic war effort in 1942.
The first performance was by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra on 14 May 1942 with William Adams as the narrator. Our performance will feature Rabbi William Kuhn, senior rabbi at Rodeph Shalom, as the narrator.