Springtime concert salutes popular Jewish composers

Beth Ami Temple will celebrate memorable songs written popular Jewish composers at its annual spring concert planned 4-6 p.m. Sunday, April 26, in Paradise Valley.

Cantorial Soloist Baruch Koritan, accompanied on piano by his wife and former opera professor Ruth Dubinbaum-Koritan, will  headline the spring concert at Beth Ami Temple. (Submitted photo)

Cantorial Soloist Baruch Koritan, accompanied on piano by his wife and former opera professor Ruth Dubinbaum-Koritan, will headline the spring concert at Beth Ami Temple. (Submitted photo)

“An Afternoon of Broadway and Hollywood Tunes” will feature works by such famous composers as Lerner and Lowe, Harnick and Bock, Charles Fox and more. Many of the selections have been prominently featured in numerous Hollywood films or Broadway productions.

The concert features a carefully curated selection of musical numbers sung by popular Valley musician and Cantorial Soloist Baruch Koritan.

Accompanied on piano by his wife and former opera professor Ruth Dubinbaum-Koritan, Mr. Koritan will regale listeners with such gems as the title song from “Gigi,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” “Impossible Dream” from “Man of La Mancha,” and more.

A dessert reception is included after the concert.

Cantor Koritan has appeared in musical theater and operatic productions around the world and has performed for presidents and royalty. His Arizona appearances include performances with the Arizona Opera and the Phoenix Symphony.

He has been Cantorial Soloist at Temple Beth Shalom in Sun City since 1992.

Beth Ami Temple is located inside Palo Cristi Church, 3535 E. Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley.

Admission is $20 an advance; $25 at the door.

Call 602-997-5623 or 480-657-0888.

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