Sound the Shofar: An Ancient Instrument in Modern Times

September 17, 2018, 10:00 pm

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Miguel Kertsman composed his new concerto for violin, shofar, and horn (Photo: Orsolya Korcsolan)

Discover the sounds of the shofar, in this program that explores an instrument made from a ram’s horn, that is heard around the world during the Jewish High Holidays. It has also been heard outside those confines for ages, as a call to battle, or a way for shepherds to summon their flocks, and as inspiration for many classical composers.

Sound the Shofar was made possible in part by an anonymous donor, the Leo J. and Roslyn L. Krupp Family Foundation, Sonny and Marlene Hersh, and Vicki and Tom Horwich.

READ MORE: Louise Frank and Kerry Frumkin explain their inspiration for this program