Remembering the Jews of Greece

East Coast Tour · November 2019

The Greek Chamber Music Project presents a powerful program in memory of the Holocaust, honoring the Sephardic Jews of Greece and the broader Mediterranean. The Sephardim have a deep history in Greece, with musical traditions that have had lasting influences on the region. GCMP is pleased to feature Sarah Aroeste who sings in Ladino, the Judeo-Spanish language of the Sephardim. She keeps the language alive with unique interpretations of traditional Sephardic songs and her original compositions sung in Ladino.

She is joined by her longtime pianist and producer Shai Bachar, as well as special guest Ellie Falaris Ganelin on flute. Together, they will present a concert of songs old and new in a multimedia performance using sound clips, videos, and live music. Remembering the Jews of Greece is the ensemble’s East Coast Tour, remembering this dark moment in history in an effort to speak out against hate and to promote healing and acceptance in our communities.

Sarah Aroeste, voice
Ellie Ganelin, flute · photo by Kate Mikhailov

Latest Tour Dates

University of Maryland College Park, MD
Thursday • Nov 7 • 7pm

Ulrich Recital Hall (directions)
Sponsored by the Department Classics and co-sponsored by the Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies, the History Department and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese

The United Church • Washington, DC
Saturday • Nov 9 • 7pm
Presented by The Jüdische Kulturbund ProjectThe United Church, and in cooperation with the Rabin Chair Forum at George Washington University

Suggested donation: $20 advance/$25 at the door

Shaare Shamayim • Philadelphia, PA
Sunday • Nov 10 • 4pm

Presented by the Multicultural Arts Exchange

More concerts to announced soon!