2nd International Festival 2006

Shalshelet’s Second International Festival took place June 11, 2006 at Ohr Kodesh Congregation, Chevy Chase, Maryland. A concert and workshops highlighted 36 new works by 30 composers living in the U.S., Israel, and Canada. The Festival was supported in part by grants from The Rita Poretsky Foundation and from the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, Maryland and the Executive’s Ball for the Benefit of the Arts and Humanities.

2006 Five Local Composers

Festival Composers and Compositions

Unless otherwise noted, all of the compositions below appear in the 2006 Festival Songbook. Compositions included on the 2006 Festival CD:

  • Miriam Ahuvat-El Shiviti, Ozi v’Zimrat Yah
  • Sariel Beckenstein Tefilah ‘Atikah
  • Natan Berenshteyn Le Dor va Dor
  • David Berkenbilt Hanukkah Light, Hanukkah, Nes Gadol
  • Andrew Bleckner Psalm 116
  • Richard Calvert Kumi, Ori
  • Steve Cohen Hashkiveinu*
  • Daniel Cousin Lekha Dodi
  • Joshua Fishbein Musaf Kedushah
  • Stephen Freedman Esah ‘Einai
  • Jonathan Friedmann & Roni Kripper Mi Khamokha
  • Isabelle Ganz Ke Rahem Av, Ha Lahma Anya
  • Shefa Gold Beini uVein
  • Terry S.Horowit Shalom Rav, Bidvaro
  • Jonathan Kremer Ya’Aleh
  • Wayne Krieger Ve Khol Banayikh
  • David Lefkowich Mah Tovu
  • Claudia Mikail Lehka Dodi
  • Wendy Morrison Ner l’Ehad, Ner l’Meah, Hinei El Yeshu’Ati
  • Howard Pfeifer Ve Sham’ru
  • Geela Rayzel Raphael Rock To The Rock
  • Ken Richmond Kevod’kha Malei ‘Olam
  • Ethan Seidel Shahar Avakesh’kha
  • Joanna Selznick Dulkin Or Zaru’a, Yedid Nefesh, Hoshi’a et ‘Amekha
  • Shira Shazeer Ya’Aleh
  • Juliet Spitzer Zeh haYom
  • Margot Stein Lulei
  • Irene Steiner Hodu L’Adonai Ki Tov
  • Meryam Zislovich My Heart Is Ready

Honorable Mention Jack Kessler Ashrei* Ken Richmond Sefirat Ha-Omer* Evette Nan Katlin Sim Shalom* Sylvia F. Goldstein Sheheheyanu* David M. Pinansky May the Words* Claudia Mikail Vayekhulu*

*not published in the 2006 Festival Songbook