Jewish Music Series: The Bridge Players, Classical

Open to the Public
Sep 23, 2021 , 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Schroeder Hall
Admission Fees
$No tickets needed, registration is required.

Chamber music for violin, cello and piano by two Jewish composers: Felix Mendelssohn – grandson of Moses Mendelssohn, founder of Haskalah “the Jewish Enlightenment” – and Sonoma State Music Professor and Director of Jewish Studies, Brian S. Wilson. Selections will include one of Mendelssohn’s Piano Trios; Wilson’s “Alchunun” for Piano Trio; and “Jumping in the Bay” for solo violin.     

Randall Weiss, violin

Victoria Erlich, cello

Marilyn Thompson, piano

The Bridge Players include Randall Weiss and Leslie Ludena (violins), Natalia Vershilova (viola), Victoria Ehrlich (cello), and Marilyn Thompson (piano). The Players reside in the San Francisco Bay Area and regularly perform chamber music throughout Northern California. Since 2001, they have been ensemble-in-residence for Music in the Mishkan, a chamber music series at Congregation Sha’ar Zahav in San Francisco.

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