THE LEGACY SERIES: Jewish Music in Westchester, was founded in 2001 with the purpose of perpetuating our Jewish musical heritage.
Each year we present three concerts including the Annual Opera Concert and the Herman Tucker Memorial Cantorial Concert.
Click here for a printable 2013-2014 Legacy Series reservation form.
Click here to read Cantor Mendelson's letter introducing the 2014 LEGACY SERIES in its entirety.
It is with a great deal of gratitude and pride that I invite you to renew your sponsorship of our THIRTEENTH LEGACY SERIES SEASON. Gratitude to you for making all these successful events happen, and pride in bringing to musical life the finest such congregational series in all Westchester, and indeed the Metropolitan area. Our reputation is such, that artists from all over the world call, vying to appear at TIC.
Let me describe for you our upcoming 2013/2014 season, the last with yours truly at the helm:
- "A CONCERT OF MIRACLES"
SUNDAY DECEMBER 8, 2013 AT 7:00 PM
Honoring the bravery of our own Hilary Greenberg who, lifeless after a swimming accident, made a miraculous recovery, and the heroism of her husband Bill, in keeping her alive till she could be hospitalized. Lauded by the National press, both written and visual, we will regale Hilary and Bill with songs of miracles and heroism performed by the Choir of the H.L. Miller Cantorial School at the Jewish Theological Seminary, with guest soloists under the direction of Hazzan David F. Tilman, conductor.
Click here to view the program for the evening.
- "22nd Annual opera Concert"
SUNDAY, MARCH 23, 2014 AT 7:00 PM
The toast of Westchester event, a star studded bash loaded with Met Opera, and Broadway stars. Truly an evening to remember. Featured artists:
DINA EL, Mezzo Soprano
ALLAN GLASSMAN*, Tenor
ROBBIE HARRIS, Contra Bassoon
OLGA MAKARINA*, Soprano
DANIEL MENDELSON, Tenor
FREDDA RAKUSIN MENDELSON, Mezzo Soprano
JACOB MENDELSON, Tenor
LORI PHILLIPS*, Soprano
SAMUEL ROSNER*, Tenor
GARY SIMPSON*, Baritone
JEANINE THAMES, Soprano
RACHEL WEINSTOCK, Soprano
MARGARET JUNTWAIT*, Master of Ceremonies
LINDA HALL GERSON*, Pianist
*Metropolitan Opera Association
A MUSICAL GALA COMMEMORATING THE RETIREMENT OF CANTOR JACOB BEN-ZION MENDELSON (OY, THAT'S ME!!)
THURSDAY, MAY 29, 2014 AT 7:00 PM
I'll be calling in all markers to my friends who happen to be the biggest attractions in World Jewish Music to perform one for the old GIPPER! For this event only, admission is FREE (with reserved seating for grandsponsors and sponsors of course!)
Producing these concerts over the years has given me great joy. Again, I thank you, my dear friends for supporting me in my creative endeavors.