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The Detroit Jewish News, 2003-11-14

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Best Bets

Family Affair

M

ark Feldman has performed in Ann Arbor
with a number of groups, but his upcoming
performance is a family project.
pn at the Edge," which merges Feldman's violin
sounds with the piano style of wife Sylvie
Courvoisier, begins 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at the
Kerrytown Concert House.
"Sylvie and I are going to play our own composi-
tions with some improvisations," says Feldman, 48,
married for three years to the Swiss-born key-
boardist. "We've done many concerts together in
Europe and New York."
The couple, who met while both were working
for German radio, regularly appear as part of a trio,
Abaton, which includes cellist Erik Friedlander.
Their recent CD goes by the group name.
"I like ja77 because its more about the player than
the instrument," says the violinist, who has taken
private instrumental lessons but considers himself
mostly self-taught.
Feldman brings a range of experience to record-
ings, which number about 300. He has performed
in various styles of jar" and country and worked
with many stars, including Sheryl Crow, Diana Ross
and Willie Nelson.
He feels that his Jewish roots have been expressed
through recordings with John Zorn on the Tzadik
label and during an earlier Ann Arbor concert, when
he performed klezmer as part of the quartet Charms
of the Night Sky.
"I favor the European concept of music, which
has hybrid sounds," says Feldman, named several
times as "Talent Deserving Wider Recognition" in
the critics' polls of Down Beat magazine.
"I also like to combine a high level of solo classical
violin with improvisation."

-- Suzanne Chessler

NarEs

Candida 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m.
Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14-16,
Chamber Music Society of Detroit hosts
at Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron St.,
violinists Joel Smirnoff and Ronald
in Ypsilanti. Kathryn Ruth Mayer of West
Copes, violist Samuel Rhodes and cellist
Bloomfield plays the title role. $12-$15.
Joel Krosnik, the members of the
(734) 477-0000 or vvwvv.mcrt.org.
esteemed Juilliard String Quartet, playing
The U-M Department of Theatre and
works by Mozart, Webern and Dvorak, 8
Dance presents Alexander Ostrovsky's The
p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at Seligman
Diary of a Scroundel or, Too Clever By
Performing Arts Center in Beverly Hills.
Half, the tale of one man's mission to fina-
GAIL ZIMMERMAN
$30-$67. (248) 855-6070.
gle his way into upper-class society, no
Arts & Entertainment
Principal guest conductor and violinist
matter what it takes, 8 p.m. Thursday-
Editor
Itzhak Perlman performs Beethoven's
Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20-23,
Romance No. 1 and Romance No. 2 and
at the Mendelssohn Theatre in Ann Arbor.
leads the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in Mozart's
$8-$20. (734) 764-2538.
Symphony No. 40 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday,
University Musical Society hosts Shakespeare's
Nov. 19-20, and 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at
Globe Theatre in an authentic Elizabethan produc-
Orchestra Hall. $19-$105 : (313) 576-5111.
tion of the comedy Twelfth Night, with an all-male
cast, 8 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 2 and 8
p.m. Saturday and 1 and 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18,
20-23, in the Michigan Union Ballroom in Ann
Arbor. $45-$55. (734) 764-2538.
Jazz vocalist Kurt Filing and the Lawrence
Ann Arbor's Performance Network presents the
Hobgood Trio joins trumpeter Marcus Belgrave 8
Michigan premiere of local playwright Kim
p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, in a Paradise Jazz Series concert
Carney's The Home Team, a play set on the day of
at Orchestra Hall. $18-$85. (313) 576-5111.
the Michigan-Michigan State football game, Nov.
Israeli musical group Reva E Sheva (Quarter to
20-Dec. 28. Call for show times. (734) 663-0681.
Seven), comprised of native Israelis and American,
East Indian and Argentinean immigrants, performs
8:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at Congregation Shir
THE BIG SCREEN
Tikvah in Troy. The group's style combines the influ-
The Detroit Film Theatre at the DIA screens
ence of the late Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, Jewish
Tycoon (Russia/France — 2002 — Pavel Lounguine),
music and the Grateful Dead. The concert is co-spon-
a fast-paced political thriller dealing with the meteoric
sored by the Jewish Academy of Metropolitan Detroit.
rise and fall of a New Russian businessman, 7:30 p.m.
$10 CST or JAMD students (22 and under)/$15
Monday,
Nov. 24. $5.50-$6.50. (313) 833-3237.
non-CST member students or CST or JAMD
adults/$20 nonmember adults. (586) 493-6835.

CLASSICAL

POP/ROCK/JAZZ/FOLK

THE SMALL SCREEN

ON THE STAGE

Michigan Classical Repertory Theatre stages
George Bernard Shaw's marital-triangle comedy

Several shows commemorate the 40th anniversary of
the JFK assassination: The History Channel presents
the three-hour documentary JFK A Presidency

Jews In The News

B

Mark Feldman

Mark Feldman and Sylvie Courvoisier perform 8
p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at the Kerrytown
Concert House, 415 N. Fourth Ave., in Ann
Arbor. $10-$25. (734) 769-2999.

11/14
2003

66

rad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston
top any list of Hollywood's
"golden couples." Unlike some
such couples, they are thoughtful,
intelligent people who are anything
but the stereotype of Hollywood
"airheads." Perhaps not coinciden-
tally, Pitt and Aniston, though not
Jewish, were in the news in the last
few weeks for their involvement in
Jewish-related projects.
The couple's production com-
pany bought the film rights to
MARIANNE PEARL's book
about her murdered husband,
Wall Street Journal reporter
DANIEL PEARL. (Marianne is
Jewish on her father's side.)

The couple also announced they would support
the work of the organization One Voice, which is
trying to end the Arab-Israeli conflict by working
out peace proposals
among important
Palestinians and Jews and
bringing those proposals
to "the grassroots" via TV
and the Internet.
Ultimately, One Voice
wants to attract a
groundswell of support
from moderates on both
sides and provide a mech-
anism by which the bulk
Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt: "The
of the Israeli/Palestinian
last few years of conflict mean that yet
population can vote on
another generation of sraelis and
these proposals and give
Palestinians will grow up in hatred. We their input.
cannot allow that to happen," reads a
Pitt and Aniston were

statement from the couple.

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