Hillel at UCLA & the Dortort Center Present
NEVER IS NOW
image from Skylight Theatre
A full length play by Wendy Kout
Directed by Tony Abatemarco, Celia Mandela Rivera
Produced by Gary Grossman, Michael Kearns
Associate Producers: Amy Pelch, Wendy Hammers.
Wendy Kout disturbingly links the past and present to help us understand what breaks us apart and embrace what bonds us together.
Adapted from Survivors by Wendy Kout. Commissioned, developed and produced by the Center Stage Theater at the
Louis S. Wolk Jewish Community Center of Greater Rochester, Ralph Meranto, Artistic Director.
To hear more about NEVER IS NOW, Click here
Spirit of Israel Ensemble Residency
* Due to Covid-19, this event has been postponed for October 2020 *
Image of Tamir Hendelman from the jewishnews
Pianist-composer and UCLA faculty member Tamir Hendelman leads the Spirit of Israel Ensemble, a quartet/quintet of top Israeli jazz artists/composers from NY and LA who will perform an evening of rhythmical and lyrical jazz interpretations of Israeli music their own original compositions. Inspired by their homeland, the quartet will meld jazz, world and classical influences into an exciting program of contemporary jazz improvisations.This would include musical workshops, a concert and talk, and interactions with both music and humanities classes, including Professor Uri Dorchin (International Studies; Middle Eastern Studies), who’s expressed interest in a visit to his spring class (M142), during which the ensemble can discuss the influence of Israeli culture on our musical upbringing, and the relationship between communal improvisation in our jazz performance practice and growing up in the melting point that is Israeli society.
The quartet’s members includes pianist Tamir Hendelman (Jeff Hamilton Trio, Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, Natalie Cole,
guitarist Yotam Silberstein (James Moody, Monty Alexander, John Patitucci)
(Yotam is one of the musicians profiled in the above blog.)
bassist Noam Wiesenberg (Lalah Hathaway, Vince Mendoza, Ari Hoenig)
and drummer Daniel Dor (Billy Harper, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Avishai Cohen).
Possibly also: Shai Golan (tenor/alto saxophonist- Billy Childs, Louis Cole) or Asaf Yuria (Omer Avital, Eddie Henderson.)
Sunday, February 21st 2021 at 4 pm
Free & open to the public
Here are some links to a recent performance of the programme:
The Dortort Center is located at Hillel at UCLA, but please take note of off-site event venues. The public is invited to view our exhibits Monday through Friday from 10:00am to 4:00pm (or at other times by special request) when school is in session.
For questions, please contact Perla Karney at 310-208-3081 x108 or firstname.lastname@example.org