Figa/Levinson Concert Skokie

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Date: June 6 (Mon)

Time: 12:15

Where: Skokie Public Library

Stewart Figa (baritone)

Ilya Levinson (piano)

Stewart Figa Bio: Figa has performed in Yiddish Theater Productions in New York, where he worked with great artists of the Yiddish stage. He sang the classic Yiddish song “Rumania, Rumania” on the award-winning CBS-TV series Brooklyn Bridge. The Northwestern University theater graduate serves as cantor atWest Suburban Temple Har Zion in River Forest, Ill.

(Source: http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/news.php?id=2071)

Ilya Levinson Bio: Russian-born Ilya Levinson graduated from the Moscow State Conservatory as a composer, where he studied composition with Alexander Pirumov and orchestration with Edison Denisov. After immigrating to the United States in 1988, Levinson completed a Ph.D. in Composition at the University of Chicago where his training included instruction from Ralph Shapey, Shulamit Ran, John Eaton, and Howard Sandroff. He teaches Composition, Orchestration, Sightsinging 2, Keyboard 1 at Columbia College Chicago and Musicianship skills at the University of Chicago.

(Source: http://www.colum.edu/academics/music/faculty_staff/Ilya_Levinson.php)

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