Now booking for 22 January 2017 – L’Dor Vador: From Generation to Generation. Our Holocaust Memorial Day concert featuring the talents of bOYbershop, Cantor Heller, and soloists from our Professional Choir. Full details and online booking here.
World famous violinist, Maxim Vengerov, performed in front of a sell out crowd at Belsize Square. Maxim invited pianist Polina Osetinskaya, cellist Liav Kerbel and clarinetists Alex and Daniel Gurfinkel to perform with him in a concert launching the Vengerov-Belsize Music Foundation.
Photos by John Rifkin
Chanukah will soon be upon us so our ever-popular market will be back – this year with a street food court and spa alongside your usual favourites. Starts after Shabbat on December 3, continues Sunday. Read more here.
An Evening with Maxim Vengerov
Music – Conversation – Reception
THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT. PLEASE CONTACT OFFICE@SYNAGOGUE.ORG.UK TO BE PLACED ON THE WAITING LIST FOR TICKETS.
Music at Belsize is delighted to announce an evening with Maxim Vengerov – truly one of the most gifted and inspirational musicians of our day.
Known for the brilliance of his violin playing, Vengerov is tireless in his search for creative expression and different styles of music, from classical to baroque, jazz to rock.
More recently, he has turned his energies to conducting, often performing a major violin concerto in the first half and conducting a symphonic work in the second; yet however great his achievements and whatever international stage, each performance remains intensely personal.
Belsize Square Synagogue, which has its own rich musical tradition, has developed a unique partnership with Vengerov which has its origins in his long friendship with our own Rabbi Stuart Altshuler. Both passionately believe that teaching and encouraging young talent without sufficient means is a fundamental and in keeping with Vengerov’s belief that competition is a platform to support and launch young artists’ international careers.
This special event, designed for Belsize Square Synagogue, starts with a reception. The concert will include well-known classical repertoire performed by Vengerov and his accompanist along with the world premiere of a piece written for him by Ella Altshuler.
Following the concert, there will be a private and discreet reception with Maxim and friends in a more intimate setting away from the Synagogue. Information available from the office.
All proceeds from this event will go equally towards two causes – the Belsize-Vengerov Foundation which has been established as a project under our joint stewardship for fostering young musical talent and to Belsize Square.
BSS members have a priority booking period until 8 August for both this event and the private reception.
We much look forward to sharing a unique, inspiring and enjoyable evening with you, your family and friends – an evening which will be remembered for much time to come.
Philip Keller Peter Petzal
Chair – Music at Belsize Event Producer – Music at Belsize
Click here to book your seats for this event.
Our traditional Shavuot Tikkun Leyl (night-study) focusses on Maimonides this year. Was he the first non-orthodox rabbi? Come along and find out. After evening service on Saturday June 11.
Cheesecake will be provided, but please bring your contribution for a milky pot-luck supper.
Our annual Holocaust memorial service will take place at 18:45 on Friday 29 January, and will include Mazkir for all who died Al Kiddush HaShem.
Music at Belsize
Announcing the Third Season – with a special offer to all members
Dear Members and Friends
Please see the flyer below with details of three wonderful concerts at Belsize Square Synagogue between next February and June. These include orchestral and choral music and a recital/masterclass with the highly acclaimed young cellist Gemma Rosefield. In addition we are looking forward once more to welcoming the world renowned violinist Maxim Vengerov to a gala event at Belsize. As part of his performance he will premiere a new work written especially for him by our own Ella Leya Altshuler. As soon as we know the date and ticket prices for this special event we will let you know.
The Committee of ‘Music at Belsize’ is delighted to offer all members a season ticket for the first three concerts @ a total of £35 (a saving of £10) if booking before the end of January for the first three concerts. Season ticket holders will also be eligible for a discount on the Vengerov Gala Event as well.
We hope you will enjoy our Music at Belsize events, tell your neighbours and bring your family and friends to hear special music in our beautiful sanctuary. Watch the Music at Belsize page for further info.
Chair, Music at Belsize
Book now at the synagogue office or by clicking here
Click on the link below to download the flyer for our exciting third season of concerts.
Mona Golabek will address the Community during the Erev Shabbat Service on Friday 15 January in advance of her show The Pianist of Willesden Lane at St James’ Theatre, Victoria. More details.