Nathanson will be guest vocalist

Sharon Nathanson, cantor at Congregation B’nai Amoona, will be the guest vocalist at the 2008 Innsbrook Institute Music Festival on Wednesday, June 11 at 8 p.m. She will be performing Hebrew, Ladino, Yiddish and English pieces in a concert devoted to Jewish music.

Also featured in the concert will be cellist Melanie Goldstein, a B’nai Amoona member. They will be performing with members of the St. Louis Symphony under the direction of Concertmaster David Halen.

Nathanson, Goldstein, the members of the SLSO, along with Atar Arad, Julie Albers, Peter Henderson and Scott Andrews will perform a spectrum of music ranging from to Bloch’s Suite Hebraique to Schindler’s List at the concert entitled “Kaddish to Klezmer.”

The peformance takes place at Aspen Hall in the Innsbrook community, located in Warren County. General admission tickets are $16 and reserved seats are $21.

The Innsbrook Institute Music Festival is part of the Innsbrook Institute, which was founded eight years ago by Halen. Halen previously worked with Nathanson in a concert at B’nai Amoona last February. Impressed with her musicality and professionalism, he invited her to perform at the Innsbrook Festival.

For more information about the Festival, including a complete schedule of concerts, instructions on ordering tickets and directions, visit www.innsbrookinstitute.org.

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