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Lazarus Artist Series Features Pianist Alexandre Marr

Sunday, October 20, 2019, 2:00 p.m. at Temple Israel

Pianist Alexandre Marr performs beloved piano solo works of 19th and 20th century composers at the next offering in the Gladys and Sanford S. Lazarus Artist Series. The concert, which includes guest performances by Greg Fiocca, cellist; and sopranos Heidi Swinford and Merissa Coleman, is Sunday, October 20, 2019, at 2 p.m. at Temple Israel. This program, as specified in the Lazarus endowment, will be free and open to the public. A reception will follow the concert.

Temple members know Alexandre as the music director and pianist for the Temple’s High Holy Day worship. He is known throughout Northeast Ohio for his musical artistry. Alexandre began his study of piano at age 10. Following several debut concerts, he went on to formally pursue an undergraduate degree in piano performance at Case Western Reserve University and The Cleveland Institute of Music, moving on to study at Kent State University.

Winner of several concerto competitions, Alexandre was invited to play at the first “Rach Fest” at New York City’s Steinway Hall, where the music of Rachmaninoff was showcased in what was one of the city’s most important musical venues.

Works by Claude Debussy, Franz Liszt, Sergei Rachmaninoff and Frederic Chopin are on the Oct. 20 program which also features a work by Ernest Bloch.

Temple Israel is deeply grateful to the family of Gladys and Sanford S. Lazarus for the establishment of the Gladys and Sanford S. Lazarus Memorial Endowment for the Arts which makes it possible to offer quality music programs of this sort. The Gladys and Sanford S. Lazarus Artist Series is a fitting honor for a couple who loved music and who gave so generously of themselves and to our congregation.

So that we can plan accordingly for the reception and seating, an RSVP is appreciated. Please let the Temple office know if you are planning to attend, templeisraelcanton@gmail.com or call 330.455.5197.