Avirah welcomes students for open dance session
By Benjamin Curtis
Margot Hu, a student studying abroad from China, and several other students at this university participated in an open dance session Wednesday held by Avirah, this university’s Israeli dance company.
Held in the Margaret Brent Room of the Stamp Student Union, the night saw Avirah members ...
Israeli dance troupe spends weekend dancing in Philadelphia
By Jacqueline Chase
Avirah, this university's Israeli dance troupe, attended an Israeli dance workshop in Philadelphia on Feb. 16 and 17.
The weekend included a workshop where students learned Harkada, a type of dance where songs are assigned choreography that is learned throughout the Israeli dance community.
Two ensembles combine to celebrate life of composer Leonard Bernstein
By Haleigh Whisted
The University of Maryland College Park School of Music hosted the Fall Choral Showcase last Sunday evening, celebrating famous composer Leonard Bernstein’s centennial, using the voices of this university’s Chamber Singers and Chorale ensembles.
For the final song, conductor ...
NextNOW Fest 2018 brings new, entertaining acts to students at The Clarice
By Hugh Garbrick
The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center was alive Friday and Saturday night with visitors going to performances at the NextNOW Fest, which exposed students and members of this university to a world of creative expression.
Through the doors of The Clarice, the Grand Pavilion Stage was ...
Mezumenet’s new album opening on high note with music video release
By Morgan Politzer
Mezumenet certainly isn’t “mezzin’ around” as the university’s all-female Jewish a cappella group prepares for the launch of its new album, Mezcellaneous.
Mezcellaneous is the group’s third studio album and will be released on Spotify on April 17. The album has a total of 11 songs and ...
Renowned Israeli violinist Yehonatan Berick teaches masterclass at CSPAC
By Harrison Goldstein
When the first student stepped to the front of the room of about 50 people and performed a piece on the violin, it seemed nearly perfect to the untrained ear. But not to internationally-recognized Israeli violinist Yehonatan Berick.
“When you play, which hand do you identify with?” Berick ...
Mezumenet holds its fall concert for alumni, students Saturday night
By Alyson Kay
For the Mitzpeh
The all-female Jewish a capella group Mezumenet held its fall concert in Memorial Chapel on Saturday night.
The group sang eight songs with an intermission after the fourth song. About 100 people ventured to the chapel to watch the group perform. Most of the audience members were students from this ...
The Orthobox Back at Maryland for NextNOW Fest
By Senaya Savir
This past February, University of Maryland alumnus Joshua Leviton, famously known as “The Orthobox,” went to Los Angeles to perform in front of the judges on “America’s Got Talent.”
In May 2015, Leviton, a senior at the time, was preparing for the Art Attack concert where ...
Review: Rak Shalom Releases New Album ‘Paradigm’ Worth a Listen
By Dovid Fisher
For the Mitzpeh
Filled with joyous tunes, clever mashups and song covers, Rak Shalom’s latest album Paradigm, replete with 13 songs, delivers. The album is the fifth produced by Rak Shalom, a Jewish student a cappella group, which strives to release one album every two years.
Paradigm features songs ...
10 Top Jewish Musicians
By Michele Amira, staff writer, @nicejewishswag
With the 2015 Washington Jewish Music Festival underway, now is the ideal time to celebrate the Jewish musicians who have had an impact on the history of music.
Much like the music festival, which offers an array of ska, hip hop, gypsy folk and klezmer music, the artists are a mesh of tradit...