Mishkan Torah


Proudly presents the THIRD of our L’Dor V’Dor (Generations) Showcases




Young Performers Concert Series


Joshua Rosen


The Ways and Means Committee is excited to announce that Joshua Rosen will emulate his Biblical namesake, who blew down the walls of Jericho, by rattling the windows of Mishkan Torah on May 15, 2011 at two in the afternoon with a concert of French horn pieces.  Joshua will perform a challenging and electrifying program at a special matinee as the finale of this year’s Young Performers Series. The event will conclude with light refreshments and a social hour, and will doubtlessly include a patented Mishkan Torah surprise moment or two.  
Joshua has chosen a program which should thrill and mesmerize the audience. Among other works, he will take on one of the pinnacles of the entire French horn repertoire, Mozart’s Second French Horn Concerto. To honor the “From Generation to Generation” theme, Joshua has composed a setting for piano, French horn, and tenor of the “I Will Espouse You” text from The Book of Hosea in Hebrew.  Joshua will be joined by Ben Greenfield, who will sing the world premiere of that work. Mishkan Torah’s beloved one and only Cantor Phil Greenfield will be the Master of Ceremonies for the gala occasion.  Joshua will be joined for many of his numbers by well-known local pianist collaborative artist Andrew Kraus. The result will be music-making of the highest order.
Joshua grew up at Mishkan Torah as the son of long-time members Sara and Jeffrey Rosen. His first appearance upon the Mishkan Torah stage was at the age of five or so when he played Groucho Marks to his brother Armin’s Chico; his brother Louie’s Harpo; and his mother playing Margaret Dumont.  Joshua performed thereafter in any number of shows and talent shows. He perfected his French horn style as one of Gary Kohn’s shofar blowers for high holidays. Joshua attended the Karp Family School and became a Bar Mitzvah at Mishkan Torah in 2005. He was graduated from Shoresh Hebrew High School where he studied Jewish subjects with Saul Oresky, among others.  The concert will mark Joshua’s first performance at Mishkan Torah since he performed Mozart’s Third French Horn Concerto at the “Hail to the Chiefs” dinner in the spring of 2010. 
Joshua is presently attending the Chicago College of the Performing Arts where he is studying French horn performance and education under the tutelage of Dale Clevenger, the iconic principal French horn of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for over forty years. Joshua is active in a number of ensembles and orchestras in the Chicago area. Joshua has also studied with James Nickel of the National Symphony Orchestra and Brad Gemeinhardt of the Metropolitan Opera. He played with the District of Columbia Youth Orchestra during his high school years, and rose to the position of principal French horn during his final year. He also was principal French horn for the Chamber Ensemble at the Levine School of Music. Joshua has performed at the White House and at the Concert Hall and Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center.
Joshua’s forthcoming appearance marking the last event of the Young Performers Series is an absolute must-see event. Tickets for the entire event, including admission to the social hour afterwards, may be purchased for only fifteen dollars if ordered before May 9, 2011. After that, tickets may be purchased afterwards or at the door for eighteen dollars if the concert does not sell out beforehand.  You may order tickets directly from the Synagogue or make reservations online.
As for the other two concerts in the Young Performers Series, there will be a beautiful Program which will serve as a souvenir of the occasion. You can be listed in the Program and show your support for the Young Performers Series whether or not you are able to attend the concert. There are four donation levels; Contributor @$18; Benefactor @ $36; Patron @ $54; and Impresario @ $72 and above. 

May 15, 2011 at 2:00 PM 


at Mishkan Torah

in Greenbelt, MD


Admission: $15 in advance 

                    $18 at the door




 RSVP by May 9th for the discount


RSVP to the Mishkan Torah Office (301-474-4223) or by filling out the online form.  For your convenience, you can pay online or send in a check to the synagogue.   

Be a supporter of our Young Performers Concert Series. It is an ideal way to be included in this wonderful program – whether or not you can attend!  All donations will be listed in the Program Book if received by May 9, 2011. We have the following level choices:


¨ Contributor/$18   ¨ Benefactor/$3  ¨ Patron/$54   ¨ Impresario/$72+


For your convenience, you can donate online