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Friday, August 23, 5:00 pm

Presented By: Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation

Friday, August 23, 5:00 pm

Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation
39 Strawberry Hill St.
Bethlehem, NH

Tickets: $25 adults, $20 BHC members
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Returning pianist Michael Arnowitt will present the closing performance of the series on August 23rd.

Michael’s musical landscapes and sense of touch at the keyboard have delighted audiences around the world, from his home in Vermont to Canada, Korea, Russia, and many European countries.

His life and music are the subjects of a documentary film, “Beyond 88 Keys” (2004), which has been broadcast on public television and shown at festivals in Europe and the United States.

His many unique creative projects include “If Music Be the Food of Love,” a program of classical and jazz music about food, simultaneously serving to the audience the food tastes that inspired the composers. For another intriguing collaboration, he combines his piano improvisations with the live creation of paintings on stage by visual artists.

As a distinguished event organizer, he directed the Vermont Millennium Music Festival chronicling music from the year 1000 to 2000, and a number of large-scale fundraisers for humanitarian aid for Balkan and Syrian war refugees

Mr. Arnowitt will perform:

  • Johannes Brahms: Intermezzo in B minor, Op. 119 No. 1
  • Gyorgy Ligeti: Étude No. 2, Cordes à vide (Open strings) and Étude No. 10, Der Zauberlehrling (The sorcerer’s apprentice)
  • Victoria Poleva: Ischia Island
  • Igor Stravinsky: Two selections from the music to his ballet Petrushka
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata no. 32 in C minor, Op. 11