2018-19 CONCERT SERIES

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THE PEABODY STRING SINFONIA with SHODEKEH, breath artist

An exciting young conductorless string ensemble praised for their “exhilarating performances” and “sense of pure joy” will share the warmth, beauty and power of musical masterpieces for strings. They will be joined by Shodekeh, the stunning breath artist.


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2018

2-3 PM

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

7401 Park Heights Avenue

Baltimore, MD 21208


Photo: Shodekeh Talifero



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TRIO JINX with a new piece by composer GU WEI*

* COMMISSIONED AND COMPOSED ESPECIALLY FOR THIS AZURE CONCERT BY OUR JOYFUL NOISE BALTIMORE


Specializing in “turning the classical concert into a jam session,” Trio Jinx is classical at its core but brings double bass, flute, violin and viola into a distinctive sound world that is orchestral in scope and draws heavily on elements of folk, jazz  and improvisation.


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2018

2-3 PM

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

7401 Park Heights Avenue

Baltimore, MD 21208


Photo: Ceylon Mitchell

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MARK FELDMAN AND MICHAEL FORMANEK

Two phenomenal jazz musicians from New York with recordings garnering five-star reviews from Downbeat Magazine will knock your socks off with their brilliant virtuosity and creativity!


SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2019

2-3 PM

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

7401 Park Heights Avenue

Baltimore, MD 21208


Photo: Valerie Trucchia

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Photo: Shawn Brickbill

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THE PUCK QUARTET

Drawing inspiration from their mischievous Shakespearean namesake, the quartet seeks to bring a capricious spirit and evocative language to music. We are thrilled to have the Pucks back for their second Azure appearance! 


SUNDAY, MARCH 31, 2019

2-3 PM

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

7401 Park Heights Avenue

Baltimore, MD 21208


Photo: Chloe Holgate

BREATH ARTIST SHODEKEH AND FRIENDS

Dominic “Shodekeh” Talifero is groundbreaking beatboxer, vocal percussionist and breath artist who pushes the boundaries of the human voice within and outside the context of hip hop music and culture. Shodekeh performs with the globally renowned Alash, one of the world’s leading Tuvan Throat Singing ensembles, and features on their recent Smithsonian Folkways album release. He currently serves on the faculties of the Peabody Conservatory and Towson University and is the founding director of Embody, A Festival Series of the Vocal Arts.



SUNDAY, JUNE 2

2-3 PM

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

7401 Park Heights Avenue

Baltimore, MD 21208

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