Guest Recital with Claire DiVizio at North Shore Congregation Israel, Chicago

12106805_10105803795648813_9112795474149303526_nThis weekend Claire DiVizio and I returned to North Shore Congregation Israel in Glencoe, Illinois, for a recital sponsored by the Robert & Marilyn Sternberg Cultural Enrichment Fund. Our program was entitled “A Century of Song,” celebrating the great Jewish composers and lyricists of the 20th Century.

Special thanks to Marilyn Sternberg and Cantor David Goldstein for making this possible!

Guest Artist Recital at Jewish Community Center of San Francisco

Woke up around 6 AM because of the jet lag. Walked to Peet’s and got a blackberry-raspberry scone and a small coffee, then headed down toward City Hall and the Opera House:

Went back to the hotel for a bit, then ventured off into Golden Gate Park:

After the Park it was time to visit the Bridge (they’re not kidding when they say “Gusty winds”):

Arrived at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco around 12:15 for my concert beginning at 1:15. The concert was a success and it was great to see everyone there!

The American Piano with Kol Rina at Temple Beth Zion in Buffalo

Honored to have the opportunity to perform again at Temple Beth Zion, the congregation where I was raised, became bar mitzvah in 1999, and was confirmed in 2002. I was a guest performer on a concert featuring Kol Rina, the JCC of Greater Buffalo‘s new community choir, and over 100 people were in attendance! Photos by Cantor Penny Myers: