Sound and Sense: Jewish Music @ York – The Amos Hoffman & Noam Lemish Quartet
The Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies and the Department of Music in the School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design are proud to present The Amos Hoffman & Noam Lemish Quartet as part of the year-long performance series “Sound and Sense: Jewish Music @ York”. The Hoffman/Lemish Quartet offers an inspired blend of jazz and Jewish folk melodies. Amos Hoffman is an internationally renowned oud virtuoso and innovator; Noam Lemish is a multi-faceted, world-class pianist-composer and professor at York University. For years, Amos and Noam have been collecting Jewish melodies from different parts of the world including Kurdish, Yemenite, Moroccan, Ladino, Russian and Israeli songs. The quartet’s lyrical and vibrant reimaginings of beloved Jewish melodies have been captivating audiences all across North America.
In their work together, Hoffman and Lemish create a refreshing and compelling sound, filled with vibrant sonorities, unique instrument combinations and compelling arrangements. The renditions are simultaneously faithful to the songs’ origins and rooted in African American and Afro-Caribbean musical traditions. The result is a joyous, uplifting celebration, texturally rich music, filled with groove, lyrical melodies and outstanding solos. For this special concert, Hoffman and Lemish will be joined by some of Toronto’s finest with Andrew Downing on bass, Ethan Ardelli on drums along with special guests Jacob Gorzhaltsan on clarinet and Beth Silver on cello.
Thursday, February 16, 2023
Tribute Communities Recital Hall
FREE| Reserve your free ticket HERE
Amos Hoffman, oud and guitar
Noam Lemish, piano
Andrew Downing, double bass
Ethan Ardelli, drums
Jacob Gorzhaltsan, clarinet
Beth Silver, cello