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Cantor Manevich’s Music & Spirituality

Thursday October 15, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


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This fall, Cantor Mikhail Manevich, WHC’s Cantor Emeritus, will share his love of music with us in a new way. In this three-part online miniseries, Cantor Manevich will explore the connection between music and spirituality with three different musicians—each of whom is not only a world-renowned artist but also a personal friend.

In conversations that are both intimate and insightful, they will discuss how music touches both the musician and listener, how its power can make us better people, and the role it has played in their unique friendships—some of which began in childhood. Segments of the musicians’ performance videos will accompany the discussions giving us yet another lens to understanding the impact of the music on our lives.

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Violinist Leonid Sushansky will join Cantor Manevich for the opening discussion. Sushansky, who made his Carnegie Hall recital debut in 2005, has performed in esteemed concert halls worldwide as both a recitalist and a chamber musician with many orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, Romanian State Philharmonic, Philharmonia Virtuosi of New York, the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic, Berlin Chamber Orchestra, and Aspen Chamber Orchestra.

Sushansky enjoyed early recognition, performing Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto at the age of 12 on a Marvin Hamlisch special on Showtime. He was a student at Juilliard for seven years with Dorothy DeLay and was also coached by Isaac Stern. And at the age of 15, with an invitation from Zuban Mehta, he made his debut with the New York Philharmonic, where he performed the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto.



Thursday, October 15


7:00 pm - 8:00 pm








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