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Sharon Azrieli Perez, soprano, has performed operatic roles across the globe and served as Montreal’s first female cantor. Dr. Azrieli Perez sits on the board of directors of the Azrieli Foundation, the Azrieli Group and is the President of the Board of Directors of the McGill Chamber Orchestra.


Caryl Clark is Professor of Music History and Culture at the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto. She edited the Cambridge Companion to Haydn and is the author of Haydn’s Jews: Representation and Reception on the Operatic Stage. Professor Clark held a Halbert Foundation Grant at Hebrew University investigating the Jewish Diaspora in music, theatre and culture.


Maestro Boris Brott is Artistic Director of the McGill Chamber Orchestra in Montreal, the National Academy Orchestra of Canada, and Principal Guest Conductor of the Petruzzelli Theatre in Bari, Italy. He is also Artistic Director of the Brott Musical Festivals in Ontario and Founding Music Director of the New West Symphony in Los Angeles. Boris Brott served as Assistant Conductor to the New York Philharmonic under the late Leonard Bernstein, was Music Director and Conductor for the Royal Ballet, Covent Garden, Chief Conductor of the BBC National Symphony of Wales, and Music Director of the Northern Sinfonia of England. 








​The Azrieli Music Project:

The Evolution of Jewish Orchestral Music

From tradition to innovation - where is Jewish orchestral music today?  Come find out at this enlightening and thought-provoking discussion with a panel of leading Canadian musicians and musicologists. Dr. Sharon Azrieli Perez, Boris Brott and Caryl Clark will share their thoughts and opinions on Jewish orchestral music, from Jewish influences in Haydn and Verdi, to "Music in Exile."!





May 11



12:00 - 1:00 PM








Columbus Centre

Carrier Gallery




901 Lawrence Ave. West

(entrance on Dufferin)




On-Site Paid Parking




The Azrieli Music Project (AMP) is a new initiative under the auspices of the Azrieli Foundation. It celebrates, fosters and creates opportunities for performance of high quality new orchestral Jewish music. The AMP has recently launched two new $50,000 prizes for new Jewish orchestral music.



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