"Hebrew Melodies" Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival in Concert

Chamber Music Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival present "Hebrew Melodies". Praised as "one of the highest quality concert series in town" (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review), the Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival returns for one night only of intimate vocal and instrumental chamber music. You don't have to be Jewish to enjoy hearing these gems that combine classical music and Yiddish culture, including several manuscripts that have barely been performed for a century! Chamber Music Pittsburgh collaborates with PJMF for the first time to present this program of rare miniatures by the Russian violinist-composer Joseph Achron, as performed by musicians from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Israeli soprano Tehila Nini Goldstein. The concert begins at 7:30PM.

About The Artist: 

Tehila Nini Goldstein

The young soprano Tehila Nini Goldstein was born in New York and grew up in Izrael. Her repertoire includes classical opera as well as baroque, contemporary and Israeli music in particular. She has won the Tel Aviv Music Academy Singing Competition and received the America Israel Cultural Foundation "Scholarship for Studies in Israel and abroad". In spring 2009, she gave her very successful debut with William Christie and his ensemble Les Arts Florissants in the academy of Le Jardin des Voix, for which the most promising talents are carefully selected from a long list of newcomers. She performed with this project at the Barbican Centre, Berlin Philharmonie, Cité de la musique Paris, the Norwegian Opera in Oslo, Auditorio Nacional Madrid, Palau de la musica Barcelona, Grand Théâtre de Aix-en-Provence and at the Alice Tully Hall New York. The semi-staged program of arias by Purcell, Monteverdi, Rameau, Rossi, Caccini and Carissimi received great acclaim from critics and audience alike. Also in 2009, she was invited by Dawn Upshaw and Osvaldo Golijov to a training programme at the Carnegie Hall. Her opera repertoire includes Mozart's roles, such as Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro), Mademoiselle Silberklang (Der Schauspieldirektor), Fiordiligi and Despina (Così fan tutte) as well as Rossini's Semiramide, Händel's Alcina, Purcell's Belinda (Dido and Aeneas), Pergolesi's Serpina (La serva Padrona), Giulietta from Bellini's I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Donizetti's Norina (Don Pasquale). In the 2011/2012 season she sang Creusa (Cavalli: La Didone) with Les Arts Florissants at the Théâtre de Caen and the Grand Théâtre Luxembourg. Tehila Nini Goldstein studied at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music at Tel Aviv University and with the soprano Efrat Ben-Nun. She also worked with the vocal coaches David Jones and Patricia McCaffrey in New York as well as Abbie Formansky and John Norris in Berlin. She has appeared in performances throughout Europe, Israel and North America with well-known orchestras including the New York's National Opera Center Symphony Orchestra, the Haifa Symphony Orchestra, the Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion and the Israel Chamber Orchestra. Since 2003, Tehila Nini Goldstein has collaborated closely with Ensemble Meitar, an ensemble specializing in contemporary Jewish and Israeli music. In August 2012, she received the second prize at the International singing competition for baroque opera Pietro Antonio Cesti in Innsbruck.