Jewish Music @ York returns with The Amos Hoffman & Noam Lemish Quartet

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The Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies and the Department of Music in the School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design (AMPD) present The Amos Hoffman & Noam Lemish Quartet, part of the Sound and Sense: Jewish Music @ York series, on Feb. 16.

The Amos Hoffman & Noam Lemish Quartet offers an inspired blend of jazz and Jewish folk melodies. Hoffman is an internationally renowned oud virtuoso and innovator; Lemish is a multi-faceted, world-class pianist-composer and assistant professor at York’s AMPD. For years, Hoffman and Lemish have been collecting Jewish melodies from different parts of the world including Kurdish, Yemenite, Moroccan, Ladino, Russian and Israeli songs. The quartet’s lyrical and vibrant reimaginings of beloved Jewish melodies have been captivating audiences all across North America.

Sound and Sense: Jewish Music @ York featuring The Amos Hoffman & Noam Lemish

In their work together, Hoffman and Lemish create a refreshing and compelling sound, filled with vibrant sonorities, unique instrument combinations and compelling arrangements. The renditions are simultaneously faithful to the songs’ origins and rooted in African American and Caribbean musical traditions. The result is texturally rich music filled with lyrical melodies and outstanding solos. For this special concert, Hoffman and Lemish will be joined Andrew Downing on double bass, Ethan Ardelli on drums along with special guests Jacob Gorzhaltsan on clarinet and Beth Silver on cello.

This Jewish Music @ York presentation begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Tribute Communities Recital Hall. Free tickets are required for admission, click here to register.