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Everyone is welcome to attend an eclec- tic Cantorial Concert at Temple Sinai on Sunday, March 23, at 3:30 p.m., the Temple has announced. Chazzan Cliff Abramson, the area's first ordained cantor, will present a program of liturgical music, operatic arias and songs in several languages including Italian and Ladino, a news release says. "The sanctuary will be filled with pianists, vocalists, cellists, violinists, clarinetists and mandolin players to create musical fare for all to enjoy," the release adds. Chazzan earned his first graduate degree in theatre from New York University in 1985, and he has performed on stage, film and tele- vision, the release notes. In addition to Jewish music, he has also trained in classical music as a tenor and classical guitarist, the release adds. Joining Chazzan will be local notable musi- cians David Lieberman on clarinet, The Sarasota Mandolin Ensemble, Christine Bruno and Lurray Myers on piano and Dr. Michal Gordon on cello, the release contin- ues. Among the vocalists will be Bob Liscotti, tenor; Carole Fetterman, soprano; Amy Connours, mezzo; and The Sinai Singers. "Stay for dinner," the release says. The meal and concert are $30 per person, while the concert only is $15. Register online at tem- or call 924-1802 for advance reservations. The concert price at the door will be $20, the release notes. Temple Sinai, located at 4631 S. Lockwood Ridge Road, "warmly welcomes guests," the release adds. Enter the site off Proctor Road between Beneva and Swift roads. % TEMPLE SINAI TO HOST CANTORIAL CONCERT WITH ABRAMSON Chazzan Cliff Abramson of Temple Sinai. Contributed photo by Lynn Elkes Press Releases & News Tips Sarasota News Leader March 7, 2014 Page 136

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