Feb 11th, 2010. 7:30 p.m.
To conclude the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial, the Jewish Museum of Florida presents “Music and Poetry of Lincoln’s Time” on Thursday, February 11th, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. This concert, organized and led by renown South Florida clarinetist Paul Green, includes a narration about Lincoln’s relationship to the Jews, music of Lincoln’s time that he liked, musical tributes to Lincoln after his death, a recitation of Emma Lazarus’ poem inspired by Lincoln that is inscribed on the Statue of Liberty, selection of patriotic songs written by American Jewish composers in the first half of the 20th century, and concluding with an arrangement of portions of Aaron Copland’s “A Lincoln Portrait,” performed by the FIU Wind Ensemble.
Paul Green was an accomplished and recorded clarinetist at age 13. In 1966, Green won the Young Concert Artists International Auditions and performed as principal clarinetist with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra. He graduated Yale with a BA in Theory and Composition n 1970 and continued his studies at Juillard, receiving an MS degree in performace in 1972. He soloed and performed chamber music and then attended Brooklyn Law School, graduating cum laude in 1978. Green practiced and taught law and then in 1990, he returned full time to music, receiving a rave review in The New York Times. Since then, Paul Green has performed in dozens of recitals and festivals throughout the world. Presently, Green is a member of the faculties of Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, and Florida International University in Miami, where he teaches clarinet performance and chamber music. He is also the Principal Clarinetist of the Miami City Ballet Orchestra, the Boca Raton Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra and the Atlantic Classical Orchestra.
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