We are excited to share with you two new musical programs for your listening pleasure.

On Wednesdays at 12 noon, Musical Musings with Erin McAdams. Temple Beth-El accompanist, Erin McAdams, will share musical selections on piano or organ. What great accompaniment to your lunch and a soothing midweek pause. Tune in to the Temple Beth-El Facebook page each Wednesday. 

Erin’s music on Wednesday, May 27 will feature the music of Gershwin and Rogers & Hammerstein.

 

 

 

 


On Saturday evenings at 7:00 pm, Havdalah and Concert on our Facebook page. Each week will highlight a musical performance by a local musician. In this time of social distancing, most musicians are not able to participate in their usual performances and therefore are not taking in their usual income. Temple Beth-El wants to support our local talent and bring their beautiful music to you.  

This concert is made possible by the Jean and Jesse Wulfe Religious Enhancement Fund.

On Saturday, May 30, join us on Facebook for Havdalah, followed by an inspiring concert by Dr. Rami El-Farrah. 

Dr. Rami El-Farrah is a concert saxophonist best known for his work as a soloist and member of the Zenith Quintet, Bel Cuore Quartet and the Austin Saxophone Ensemble. As an award-winning soloist and chamber musician, Dr. El-Farrah has performed across the United States and throughout Europe. Dr. El-Farrah and has been featured on several musical albums, as well as new albums with Bel Cuore Quartet and Austin Saxophone Ensemble. In addition to concertizing Dr. El-Farrah teaches saxophone at The University of Texas at San Antonio, where he also leads the university’s saxophone ensemble.

 

Born in Tripoli, Libya Dr. El-Farrah’s emigration to Southern France and then to the U.S. shaped his worldview and work ethic with music. From the moment he started saxophone in his home town in San Diego, California, Rami knew it was his passion. From there he earned degrees from California State University, Fullerton and The University of Texas at Austin.

Currently Dr. El-Farrah performs with groups like the Zenith Quintet, Bel Cuore Quartet, San Antonio Symphony and Austin Symphony as well as teaching privately in San Antonio and as saxophone instructor at The University of Texas at San Antonio. As an arranger Dr. El-Farrah is constantly creating new works for his ensembles and for others across the U.S., many of which have recorded his music. Dr. El-Farrah is author of Dynamic Duos for Saxophone, a best-selling series of duet books with live play-alongs, and owner of MusePub an arrangement and publishing company.

Program

Caprice en forme de valse – Paul Bonneau (1918-1995)
The Garden of Love – Jacob Ter Veldhuis (b. 1951)
Artificiale I – Zad Moultaka (b. 1967)