Ezra Appointed Music Director at The Birmingham Temple in Farmington Hills, MI

It’s official! I’ve been appointed the new Music Director at The Birmingham Temple Congregation for Humanistic Judaism. My first Shabbat service will be July 14. The Birmingham Temple was founded in 1963 by Rabbi Sherwin T. Wine (1928-2007) and eight families seeking to establish a new temple in suburban Detroit. The Temple offers a warm and … More Ezra Appointed Music Director at The Birmingham Temple in Farmington Hills, MI

Second Prize in The 2016 American Prize Conducting Awards

Honored to announce that I have been awarded 2nd Prize in The American Prize Competition for Conducting (Opera/Musical Theatre – Community Division) for “HMS Pinafore!” This was my third production as Music Director with the University of Michigan Gilbert and Sullivan Society and I couldn’t be prouder to receive this recognition on behalf of the Society. Really … More Second Prize in The 2016 American Prize Conducting Awards

“Dido and Aeneas” with Chicago Summer Opera May 22-June 18

Very excited to announce that I will be conducting Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas this summer with Chicago Summer Opera! Established in 2013, the Chicago Summer Opera was established to help young artists fine tune their unique skills. The mission is to provide affordable training to developing singers while providing accessible and high quality performances to the community. … More “Dido and Aeneas” with Chicago Summer Opera May 22-June 18

“HMS Pinafore (or, The Lass That Loved a Sailor)” with University of Michigan Gilbert and Sullivan Society

Just finished a great production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s “HMS Pinafore (or, The Lass That Loved a Sailor)” with the University of Michigan Gilbert and Sullivan Society! From a review by Wendy Wright, A2View.com, April 9, 2016 – …the reason most people see a Gilbert and Sullivan production is for the music and music director … More “HMS Pinafore (or, The Lass That Loved a Sailor)” with University of Michigan Gilbert and Sullivan Society

Premiere of “Three Poems of Yehuda Amichai” at North Shore Congregation Israel

What a joy to make music again with Cantor David Goldstein! Cantor Goldstein has been such a huge influence on my musical life since I became bar mitzvah at Temple Beth Zion in Buffalo, New York almost 20 years ago (!) and it was an honor to be there for the premiere of my “Three Poems of … More Premiere of “Three Poems of Yehuda Amichai” at North Shore Congregation Israel