Friday, March 24
Join us on Friday, March 24, 6:15 PM, for a TGIShabbat service featuring internationally acclaimed saxophonist and recording artist Jonathan Wintringham. Mr. Wintringham has given recitals, master classes and residencies, and has collaborated with well-known composers, throughout the United States, Canada, China, England, Japan, and Mexico. A recipient of multiple awards and the winner of a multitude of competitions, Mr. Wintringham is currently the soprano saxophone chair of the award-winning chamber ensemble, the East End Quartet, which will release its debut album in the fall of 2016, featuring the music of J.S. Bach, Michael Djupstrom, Jun Nagao, Astor Piazzolla, and more. Wintringham holds a Master of Music degree and Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music, and a Bachelor of Music degree from The University of Arizona. He received the University of Arizona’s Undergraduate Research Grant and the Eastman School of Music’s Professional Development Grant, and has performed significant research involving the role of saxophone in Japan, including a six-month Tokyo based investigation into the inner workings of the collegiate training systems and musical cultures of Japan.
Friday, April 28
Join us to celebrate Yom Ha’atzma’ut (Israel Independence Day) at a special TGIShabbat service on April 28 at 6:15 PM, featuring award-winning active recitalist and chamber musician Nitzan Haroz, Principal Trombone of the Philadelphia Orchestra and a native of Israel. Having Nitzan join us for this celebration of Israel through Shabbat spirituality, world-class sound, and Sabra soul has become one of our favorite SHS traditions. At the Federation’s request, we will be live-streaming the service to senior centers and communities throughout Greater Philadelphia, thus bringing the ru’ah (spirit) of Society Hill Synagogue to the entire region!
Mr. Haroz has performed as Assistant Principal Trombone of the New York Philharmonic, Principal Trombone of the Israel Symphony and Opera Orchestra, Principal Trombone of the Philadelphia Orchestra, and First Trombone of the Israel Defense Forces Orchestra. Nitzan Haroz rejoined the Philadelphia Orchestra as Principal Trombone (which included his Carnegie Hall solo debut) in 2014 after holding the same position with the Los Angeles Philharmonic since 2012.
He has commissioned and premiered several works for trombone and harp with his mother, harpist Adina Haroz, and has given master classes and recitals in Israel, the U.S., Europe, and Asia. His recording, Towards the Light, was released in 2004. Nitzan currently serves on the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.
The service will be followed by a delicious Israeli dinner, and RSVPs to Betty (firstname.lastname@example.org) are requested by Wednesday, April 26. The service and dinner are open to the entire community, and this TGIShabbat celebration of Yom Ha’atzma’ut is generously supported in part by an Israel Cultural Grant from the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia.