The celebrated classical pianist Dalia Lazar returns to CBSRZ as part of the Music & More series on Sunday, May 31st at 5 p.m. She will play a variety of Beethoven’s piano works, including the “Moonlight Sonata” and the “Pathetique.”
The first time she played in Chester, the audience was wowed by her performance and charm and we didn't expect to be able to lure her back so soon. But Miriam Gardner-Frum, producer of the program, revealed how this unexpected event came to be, and took form over the last few months.
“Dalia offered us a gift. She explained that she is starting an all Beethoven program in Europe this fall and would love to perform it before a live audience at CBSRZ before going to Europe. She noted the beautiful space and acoustics in our building in which she would love to play again. She offered to do this performance as benefit for the synagogue.”
Tickets for the general public are $25 and children under 16 are admitted without charge (this is a perfect time to introduce children to the work of a world-class musician.) To order advance tickets, call the CBSRZ office, 860.526.8920. If you miss advance purchase, don't worry - tickets will be available at the door as well.
Complete with a red carpet, the Madison Art Cinemas will host the June 14 world premiere of "We Built This House," a one-hour film telling the story of Chester synagogue Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek—known as a global art landmark for being the only public building that acclaimed artist Sol LeWitt ever designed. Film producer-director Jon Joslow, a lifetime member of the Congregation, will discuss the movie and a reception will follow the screening. Tickets are open to the public and may be obtained for a donation of $18 each through the synagogue office, 860 526 8920. The start time is 11:00 am. Paparazzi are welcome.