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2015 Concert & Lecture Series


Temple Israel is delighted to welcome violinist Jonathan Swartz, featuring a special collaboration with Cantorial Soloist Neil Michaelsfor our Schmier Concert Series. A native of Toronto, violinist Jonathan Swartz has distinguished himself throughout North America both as a performer and pedagogue. While serving on the faculties at Arizona State University, the Innsbrook Institute Music Academy and Festival, Round Top Festival Institute, Madeline Island Music Camp, and the Domaine Forget Academy, Swartz has managed to maintain a prolific performing career.
Swartz has appeared at the Smithsonian Chamber Music Society, Colorado's Strings in the Mountains Chamber Festival, the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival, the Mooredale Concert Series, and the Artists Series at Roy Thompson Hall, in addition to several venues under the auspices of Les Jeunesses Musicales du Canada. He is also a member of the IRIS Orchestra under conductor Michael Stern, an ensemble that regularly performs with the world's leading artists including Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman, Gil Shaham, Jaime Laredo, Joshua Bell, Midori, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, and Yefim Bronfman. Learn more about violinist, Jonathan Swartz at jonathan-swartz.com.
For more information and to RSVP, please contact Maya at 248-661-5700 or [email protected].

The Schmier Chapel Series is presented in loving memory of Leslie R. Schmier and Jessica R. Schmier 



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