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    Tangos, Romantics and the Jewish Connection

    Afternoon Lecture Recital for Community Tuesdays

    When: Tuesday, 3/5/2019 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Export event

    Where: Schultz Cultural Arts Hall

    The Capriccio Trio will treat the audience to selections from piano trios composed by the Russian masters Tchaikovsky and Arensky. Along with the performance, there will be a short lecture explaining the connection between the Russian Jews and the Argentinian tangos. The program will end with a medley of tangos by Astor Piazzolla.

    Pianist Dmitriy Cogan has given public performances since his debut at age nine in his native Moscow. A US resident since 1974, he studied at the Julliard School of Music, where he received his Master of Music degree. Mr. Cogan has been a prize winner in such competitions as the Kosciuszko Chopin Piano Competition, the American Music Scholarship Association competition, the Robert Casadesus International Piano Competition and the Jose Iturbi International Piano Competition in Spain. He has given numerous recitals to critical acclaim in the US, Europe and Asia. His recent tour of Russia included a performance at the Rachmaninov Hall of the Moscow Conservatory. Dmitriy Cogan in collaboration with violinist Alexander Markov can be heard on a recently released CD on the Erato Label.

    Violinist Alex Eisenberg belongs to the famous Russian Violin School, which has produced a great number of extraordinary masters of the instrument. He began his studies in Odessa with his grandfather, Michael Greenberg, and then continued his studies at the Moscow Conservatory. After leaving the Soviet Union, Mr. Eisenberg won the first prize and a gold medal in the Michelangelo Abbado Violin Competition in Sondrio, Italy. As a soloist and chamber musician, he has performed in Europe, South and North America with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Vienna Soloists, Odessa Philharmonic, Belgrade Radio Symphony Orchestra, Dubrovnik Festival Orchestra, Kansas City Chamber Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and the Heidelberg Chamber Orchestra. 

    Cellist Dahna Rudin received her artist diploma from the Vienna University for Music and Arts, where she worked with Wolfgang Herzer, solo cellist of the Vienna Philharmonic, and coached chamber music with members of the Alban Berg String Quartet. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Pomona College. As a member of the Wiener Sinfonietta and the Belvedere Trio, she has toured Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the United States. Since returning to California, she has performed regularly with the Capriccio Trio and has presented numerous solo recitals and concerto performances throughout the greater Bay Area. As an orchestral musician in the Bay Area, Ms. Rudin has performed with the Symphony Silicon Valley, the Midsummer Mozart Festival orchestra, and the San Francisco Symphony. Currently, she maintains a private studio in Mountain View where she offers private lessons and coaches chamber ensembles of various combination.


    Daytime Adult Learning and Culture Programs are made possible in part by the John R. Schwabacher Family as well as a grant from the Maimonides Fund at the Jewish Community Federation & Endowment Fund of San Francisco, The Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties. We are grateful for their generous support.

    Need a ride?

    The OFJCC provides door-to-door rides for mobility-impaired seniors to all Community Tuesday lectures and concerts. The price is $10 for a round trip. All reservations must be made by Thursday morning the week before the event. To make a reservation, contact Betty Saad at [email protected] or (650) 223-8741. 

    Funded by the Senior Mobility Initiative at the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund.

    Tuesday, March 5
    1:00–2:30 PM
    Schultz Cultural Arts Hall
    $15 or one punch of the Community Tuesdays Punch Card
    No registration required. Pay at the door.
    Contact: Michelle Rosengaus | (650) 223-8616 | [email protected]



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