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Saturday, May 7, 2022 | 7:30 pm
Temple Sholom
Map & Directions

A long time favourite of the VRS audience, the Jerusalem Quartet made its Vancouver debut in 2001 and has since returned to our stage many times. Over the years, the quartet has justifiably come to be regarded as one of the foremost ensembles in the world today. For this performance, the ‘Jerusalems’ join forces with soprano and fellow Israeli Hila Baggio for ‘The Yiddish Cabaret’, a moving and orig​i​nal trib​ute to pre-war Jewish life in central Europe.


ERWIN SCHULHOFF: Five Pieces for String Quartet (1924)
LEONID DESYATNIKOV: ‘Yiddish’ 5 songs for soprano and string quartet based on Yiddish cabaret music from Warsaw in the 1920s
ERICH WOLFGANG KORNGOLD: String Quartet No. 2 in E-flat major, Op. 26 (1934)


“Hila Bag​gio’s voice proves ideal for the cabaret-fu​sion. Desy​at​nikov: light yet strong, with good Yid​dish dic​tion. Along​side her char​ac​ter​ful sto​ry​telling, the quar​tet con​trasts the harsh, dug-in sounds of the tango in ‘Varshe’ (War​saw) with the sweet​ness of the vi​o​lin solo over top.” — BBC Music Magazine


Ticket price: $50 (General Admission)


Concert sponsor:

Linda Zysblat and family in memory of Allen Zysblat


Supported by:

John Lyons