Mishkan Torah is thrilled and delighted to present a full evening's concert by our own Benjamin Greenfield later this fall. Ben will present an ambitious program comprised substantially of Jewish music or music with a Jewish connection or theme.
The concert will take place on December 11 at 7:30 p.m. at Mishkan Torah.
A social hour and light refreshments will follow the performance.
Ben's vocal recital will be the opening event in the Ways and Means Committee’s “Young Performers Series” incorporating with its theme, "From Generation to Generation," which the Committee has adopted for its programs and activities this year. Ben's recital will be the perfect embodiment of this theme since Ben literally grew up at Mishkan Torah as the son of our beloved Cantor Phil Greenfield and his mother, music therapist, singer, and concert flutist Carolyn Sonnen.
Ben graduated from Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio with a degree in musical performance and has taken graduate studies in voice at the prestigious Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. He has performed many times at Mishkan Torah to unanimous acclaim, most recently in his thrilling rendition of Tamino's opening aria from Mozart’s The Magic Flute at the “Hail to the Chiefs” dinner. This summer, he performed the entire demanding role of Tamino in a fully-staged performance of The Magic Flute by the Opera Company of Southern Maryland before sold-out audiences. Ben's most recent singing was as a cantor for the High Holy Days at a temple in Ohio where he has been a part-time cantor for the last half-dozen years.
We are excited that Ben has chosen to present such a major concert at Mishkan Torah.