Sunday, April 11, 2010

“Treasures of World Song” for a Treasure of an Organ

On Saturday, April 17, at 7:30 pm singer, composer, guitarist and saz player Gerard Edery brings his ensemble to Congregation Beth Emeth in Wilmington for an evening of Sephardic Music. Originally from Casablanca, Morocco, the New York-based musician is a master and scholar of Judeo-Spanish songs. Rich in musical influence, the songs are born of an oral tradition from the Balkans, North Africa and Greece.

A trained operatic bass baritone, Edery sings with a rich, warm tone. He accompanies himself with the guitar and the saz---a wonderful lute-like Turkish instrument. Edery’s band also includes Meg Okura on violin and erhu and Sean Kupisz on bass. In addition to Judeo-Spanish music, the trio will perform folk and popular songs from France, Ireland and South America. The concert is a benefit for Beth Emeth’s new organ.

For tickets and information: 302-764-2393 or

To hear Edery’s music:

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