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Rosh Hashanah Celebration - JCC of Greater Buffalo

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Rosh Hashanah Celebration

September 18 | 11:30 am - 3:00 pm

Rosh Hashanah Celebration – September 18 | 11:30  – 3:00 pm

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11:30 am-1:00 pm | Screening of The Bee Movie
1:00 – 2:00 pm | Crafts and Holiday Food
2:00 – 3:00 pm | Concert featuring the SHULMAN QUARTET presenting original compositions by Israeli Buffalo-based award-winning composer and traditional music selections to celebrate Rosh Hashanah.

Miranda Shulman – violin
Moshe Shulman – violin

Robert Donowick – viola
Alex Cousins – violoncello

Miranda Shulman began violin studies at age five under the tutelage of Betty Haag in Chicago, Illinois. She continued her studies on scholarship and now holds a Bachelor of Music in Performance, a Performance Certificate, and a Master of Music in Performance. Her most recent principal teachers include Michael Ludwig, Elmar Oliveira, Laurie Smukler, and Tom Halpin. Miranda has performed internationally in China alongside Gil Shaham and in Germany with Gewandhaus Orchester and was Assistant Principal of the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra from 2008 to 2018. Among other summer conservatory programs, she attended the prestigious Heiftetz Institute and Indiana String Academy on scholarship. She is former string faculty at SUNY Fredonia, has substituted with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, performs with the Buffalo Tango Orkestra, teaches privately, and currently teaches at JCC music school. 

Russian-born Israeli/American composer, violin, viola, bandoneon, and accordion player Moshe Shulman holds a Bachelor’s and Master of Music degrees in composition from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and a Ph.D. degree in composition from the NY State University at Buffalo, studying with Mark Kopytman, David Felder and Johannes Schollhorn through the years. His music was performed in Israel, Brazil, Canada, United States, Russia and France, and Hungary with various ensembles such as Norrbotten NEO and Juventas New Music Ensemble, Le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, Meridian Brass Quintet, Slee Sinfonietta (Buffalo, NY), International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) and Arditti Quartet.

Moshe’s recent compositional rewards include the 2020 NYSCA grant to write children’s ballet; the 2015 Fromm Foundation Commission from Harvard University resulted in “Seven Prophetesses for Voice, Harp and String Quartet.

Robert Donowick has been an active violist in the Buffalo Community since 2010, performing with many chamber ensembles and orchestras, including The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Roycroft Chamber Music Festival, Ars Nova, and Camerata di Sant’Antonio Chamber Orchestra. A graduate of the Juilliard School, Robert has performed extensively in the orchestra, opera, and especially chamber programs. Robert was a student of Valerie Heywood (2009-13) and Roger Tapping (2012-17).

A native of Buffalo, New York, Alexander Cousins began his musical studies at ten as a Double Bassist but switched to the cello when he was 14. Since then, he has performed as a soloist with the Buffalo Philharmonic and the Four Centuries Chamber Orchestra, Peabody Conservatory Symphony Orchestras, SUNY Fredonia Orchestras, Southern Tier Symphony, and others. He also served as Principal Cellist of the South Carolina-based Rock Hill Symphony Orchestra and is a member of The Liminal Space Ensemble based in Buffalo, New York. Alexander completed his Master’s of Music in Cello Performance at the Peabody Conservatory of Music with Alan Stepansky, where he was a recipient of the Gregor Piatigorsky Scholarship. Before Peabody, he completed his Bachelor’s Degree and Performer’s Certificate at The State University of New York at Fredonia under Dr. Natasha Farny. He has also studied privately with Roman Mekinulov, Zuill Bailey, Melissa Kraut, and Bruce Cramer. In his free time, Alexander enjoys all things motorsports during the summer months and continually pursues a greater understanding of the world around him.

All of these events are free and open to the community! Registration is required.


September 18
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Katie Wzontek