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Shirei Y’didot: The Music of Jack Gottlieb in Contemporary Jewish Worship – A Senior Recital by Joshua Breitzer

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Pictured (left to right): Alexander Bernstein, Jack Gottlieb, Joshua Breitzer

Joshua Breitzer, a senior in the School of Sacred Music at HUC-JIR/New York, performed the music of Jack Gottlieb during his recital at the New York campus on October 13, 2010.  Gottlieb, who was present at the recital, was the first full-time Professor of Music at the School of Sacred Music in 1973.  Gottlieb joined the Leonard Bernstein Office in 1977 and is serving as the 2010-2011 Leonard Bernstein Scholar-in-Residence at the New York Philharmonic.  Alexander Bernstein, Leonard Bernstein’s son and President of The Bernstein Family Foundation, was also present at the recital.

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