Category Groups Archives: Music

An Invigorating and Enlightening Experience…

..the reviews are in from the three performances of The Schoenberg Kol Nidre, Opus 39 that I narrated with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Ricardo Muti this past March 15, 16 and 17 at Orchestra Hall in Chicago. Below are the reviews and the program notes … CSO Program Notes Chicago […]

An Incredible Jam with Howard Levy…and a Thoughtful Review By Howard Reich

Re: my recent ” Incredible Hanukkah Jam” concert with harmonica virtuoso (and good friend) Howard Levy at Spertus Institute, Chicago Tribune music reviewer, Howard Reich, mused about how and what a duo like ours would do in an article published before the concert…and offered his impressions in a  review written after experiencing the eclectic and […]

10th Annual Dr. Arnold H. Kaplan Memorial Concert: Mizrahi & Friends – Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Save the date for the 10th annual Dr. Arnold H. Kaplan Memorial Concert: Mizrahi & Friends from the Film “100 Voices” (You saw them on screen, now see them live!) Tuesday, April 5, 2011 7:30 p.m. at Anshe Emet Join us for an evening filled with an eclectic blend of Cantorial, Yiddish, Sephardic and Broadway […]

Free Concert March 2, 2011 at Roosevelt University (with Roosevelt University Chamber Chorus)

Join me for a FREE CONCERT next Wednesday, March 2, 7:30 PM at Ganz Hall of Roosevelt University (430 S. Michigan), Chicago. I will be soloist with the University Chamber Chorus, conducted by Cheryl Frazes Hill, in an eclectic program including: SIX JEWISH PIECES – “Hashkiveinu” by Max Helfman, “Sim Shalom” by Max Janowski,, “Kiddush” […]

Hazzan Mizrahi To Take Part in Chicago’s Inaugural “Downtown Seder”

Since 1996, Michael Dorf, founder of  acclaimed NY performance venue the Knitting Factory, has assembled a diverse variety of artists and luminaries in New York to participate in a live Passover Seder, offering their creative interpretations of the Exodus story. Now, the Downtown Seder is coming to our town! Check out the line up to […]

Special Matinee Performance of “Conviction” on Sunday, February 13, 2011

Spanish Inquisition. In Franco-ruled 1960’s Madrid, an Israeli scholar is detained for stealing a confidential Inquisition file. Contained within it is the true confession of Spanish priest Andrés González (1447—1486), whose faith is tested when he finds himself in love with a Jewish woman. Written by Oren Neeman and directed by Kevin Hart, CONVICTION is […]

Anshe Emet Shabbat Morning Live with Craig Taubman – February 19, 2011

Please join me during Shabbat Morning service on February 19, 2011 at 9:30 a.m for Anshe Emet Live with Special Guest Craig Taubman! Worship with your friends and make new ones as we celebrate Shabbat in this  interactive community service open to the entire Jewish community. We will celebrate Shabbat with a kiddush lunch after […]

“100 Voices” Encore Performance Around the Country; One Night Only – November 11, 2010 at 7PM Local Time!

If you didn’t have a chance to view the remarkable “homecoming” of 100 Cantors to Poland, “100 Voices: The Journey Home” will be showing in an encore performance around the country on November 11, 2010 at 7:00 PM local time wherever you are. In Chicago, the film will be showing at The Webster Place Theater, […]

In the LA Area? Come Hear The Sons of Sepharad Next Sunday!

Starring Cantor Alberto Mizrahi, Cantor Aaron Bensoussan and Gerard Edery Tickets: $50.00 (Includes Dessert Reception) SEPHARDIC TEMPLE TIFERETH ISRAEL 10500 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90024-4510 For Ticket Info Call the Temple Office at (310) 475-7000 Listen to Noches Noches Listen to Una Mantica de Ruda Order the CD or individual songs

Genesis at the Crossroads Fall Gala Concert – With Peter Yarrow…

Join Saffron Caravan, the Genesis World Music Ensemble (Howard Levy, Humayun Khan and Alberto Mizrahi) for an evening at The Peninsula Hotel in Chicago featuring a musical performance by guest artist Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul & Mary). Proceeds to benefit Genesis at the Crossroads (GATC) and the future Genesis International High School for Global […]

Archives of Recent Posts: Saffron Caravan Concert…Women Cantors Network Concert…20th Anniversary Recital…And More…

Expanded Information About “100 Voices” Documentary Saffron Caravan Benefit for Genesis at the Crossroads/Arm Them With Instruments Concert With 100 Women Cantors At WCN Conference “Voice of a People” 20th Anniversary Recital  at Anshe Emet WFMT Broadcasts Penderecki’s “Kaddish” in tribute to Polish President Hazzan Mizrahi Awarded Honorary Doctorate

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New Documentary Showcasing the Journey of 100 Cantors to Poland Will Show in Theaters Nationwide for One Night Only (September 21, 2010) Buy Tickets Now!

View Trailer Purchase tickets online View a list of participating Illinois movie theaters (from the flyer) “100 Voices” will offer a unique and moving look at Polish/Jewish history and culture and highlight its current resurgence. The story is told through the personal reflections and musical performances of a group of Cantors and acclaimed composer Charles […]

Saffron Caravan Quartet – August 1, 2010

With Arm Them With Instruments humanitarian instrument drive Sponsored by Genesis at the Crossroads Sunday August 1, 2010 MD Metals Warehouse, 6499 W. 65th Street, Bedford Park, IL  (Near Midway) Adults – $20   Students/Seniors – $15   Children – $5 (Under 5 free) Tickets at the door an additional $5 To purchase tickets in advance call […]

Anshe Emet Live: June 18 and July 16 at 7:30PM

A contemporary portal to prayer in a non-threatening setting, AELive is a completely different side of Mizrahi.   Backed up by a wonderful jazz band the congregation sings everything from Carlebach to Taubman and many in between.   Come see what the joy is about! Anshe Emet Synagogue 3751 North Broadway Chicago, Illinois 60613 Tel: 773-281-1423 Fax: […]

Women Cantors’ Network Concert to Feature Special Guest, Hazzan Alberto Mizrahi

Anshe Emet Synagogue is proud to host Women Cantors’ Network Concert featuring Beth Shalom B’nai Zaken Ethiopian Hebrew Congregation Choir and a Special Guest appearance by Hazzan Mizrahi Monday, June 14th, 2010 7:30 p.m. —————————————————————————————————- For tickets: $18.00 advanced purchase | $20.00 at the door Purchase tickets online This one-night-only live concert of the 28th […]

Alberto Mizrahi at B’nai Moshe, Detroit

In a unique display of “mentschlichkeit,” Congregation B’nai Moshe of West Bloomfield, MI honored one of its own by hosting a celebration of his ordination from the H. L. Miller Cantorial School – Jewish Theological Seminary.   Zach Mondrow was joined by his teacher and friend, Hazzan Alberto Mizrahi, and other local colleagues in a wide-ranging […]

“Voice of a People” Recital Celebrates Hazzan Mizrahi’s 20th Anniversary as Cantor at Chicago’s Anshe Emet Synagogue!

presented his recital, “The Voice of a People,” on Sunday afternoon, May 16,  in the sanctuary of Anshe Emet, 3751 N. Broadway (corner of Grace St). The program, included Hebrew, Yiddish, Greek and Sephardic song, as well as an operatic aria and duet, and featured Hazzan Mizrahi with guests Ilana  Goldberg and  Cantors Jacob Ben-Zion […]

One Shabbat Morning

In the tradition of Friday Night Live, this new recording of 13 original Shabbat melodies helps reveal the special magic of Shabbat. Craig joins famed Cantor, Alberto Mizrahi in fusing the ancient cantorial style with the modern and captivating melodies Listen to clips and buy this CD on Cd Baby

WFMT Broadcasts Performance of Krzysztof Penderecki’s Kaddish

On April 16, 2010, classical music station WFMT (98.7 or broadcast  a recording of a live performance of Krzysztof Penderecki’s Kaddish as part of their memorial tribute programming for Poland’s President. This performance , in which Hazzan Mizrahi performed the Tenor role, was part of the celebration of the 65th anniversary of the liquidation […]

Welcome to the New Alberto Mizrahi Website

…this is the “go to” place for information about upcoming events and appearances, current discography and new releases, press releases and media materials, information on live broadcasts and more… For my musings on an assortment of topics, visit my blog, Alberto’s Voice

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Yizkor: Music of Memory

original, resonantly melodic jazz settings of Jewish prayers and psalms that Mingus and I, if he were still here, could rise and share . . . never before have I heard this lyrically powerful a fusion of Jewish and jazz souls on fire . . . — Nat Hentoff, The Wall Street Journal Listen to […]

My World

Greek-born tenor, Alberto Mizrahi, one of the world`s leading interpreters of Jewish music, has thrilled audiences worldwide in recitals, symphony concerts, and opera. Affectionately known as “the Jewish Pavarotti,” Mizrahi`s repertoire, spanning nine languages, makes his performances unique in the field. Listen to clips and buy this CD on

Three Jewish Tenors Live

This long-awaited digitally recorded, mixed and mastered CD contains 9 exciting tracks of some the best of Jewish music as well as new twists on familiar favorites. Recorded live in concert, this recording brings a fresh meaning to the word entertainment. A one of its kind in Jewish concert performances, this recording will provide you […]