March 9th – 7:00 PM – Auditorium
Eternal Echoes: Songs and Dances for the Soul is a collaboration between Itzhak Perlman and Yitzchak Meir Helfgot, the celebrated Israeli-born Chief Cantor of Park East Synagogue, released by Sony Masterworks in 2012. The album features beloved liturgical and traditional works in new arrangements backed by chamber orchestra and klezmer musicians. While rooted in the cantorial-liturgical tradition of Jewish music, the ten tracks on Eternal Echoes encompass a wide range of sonic modes and musical moods. Perlman often refers to the program as “Jewish comfort music.” The recording grew out of musical conversations with Helfgot and long-time collaborator Hankus Netsky. The two masters began to explore the confluences of sound between the violinist’s famed classical technique (informed by a longtime interest in Jewish traditional music – Perlman has recorded a number of klezmer albums) with Helfgot’s magnificent golden voice, which has made the cantor a star of today’s liturgical music revival.
Eternal Echoes is the featured concert on Sunday, March 9.