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Sacred: The Music of Ken Lai

Jessica will be the Guest Soloist at this inspiring concert in Sydney, Australia.

November 27, 2018

Ken Lai is best known for his work on Angels, though his music encompasses a variety of genres. He has a background in composing for theatre, and a lot of his music is informed by this theatrical foundation. For the Sacred concert, Ken Lai is presenting a lot of his 'sacred' work with music inspired by the psalms of the biblical King David.

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Naples Orchestra and Chorus

Jessica will be the Guest Soloist at the Pops concert with the Naples Orchestra, led by the acclaimed Maestro, Max Rabinovitsj.

April 27th and 28th, 2019

Max Rabinovitsj: In Europe, he founded the Trio da Vinci, which toured extensively on that continent. He was Director of Festivals in Entrecasteaux, France and in Sintra and Evora in Portugal. Max debuted as a solo recitalist in New York City at Alice Tully Hall, in Lincoln Center, and performed the Bach Double concerto in Carnegie Hall with Isaac Stern. As a conductor, he became well known for his interpretations of the classical repertoire and his work with Youth Orchestras. He conducted great artists such as Rostropovich, Jaime Laredo, Gil Shaham, Viktoria Mullova, Maria Joao Pires, Davide Gueringas, Roger Pascal, Pierre Amoyal and many others. As soloist, Max has played under James Levine, Leon Fleisher, Max Rudolf, Thomas Mayer, Walter Susskind, Vladimir Goldschman, Jerzy Semkov, Lukas Foss, Claudio Scimone, Eleazar De Carvalho, Michel Tabachnik, and Philippe Bender.

Max has been a Professor at Washington University, the University of Texas and the University of Evora (Portugal). He has also taught at the Nice Conservatory (France) and Edgecliff Academy in Cincinnati. He met his wife Mary, a harpist, when they were both students at The Curtis Institute of Music.