Cantor Robbie Solomon Live @ BHC
Over the last few years, I have been not only composing new pieces for the synagogue and beyond, but also honing my skills as an arranger and an orchestrator. I hope to use these new abilities further into my retirement, which began this summer (2017).
I am proud to offer here a new live recording, “Cantor Robbie Solomon Live at BHC” in which many of these skills are displayed. It was scored for cantor, choir, string quartet, woodwind trio and a rhythm section of guitar, piano, bass and drums. The CD includes eight original pieces most of which have not been recorded before.
You can purchase the CD here for $15, including shipping and handling, or download it for $10 from OySongs.com.
This spring will feature the performance of two new pieces in a concert to honor the memory of Sarah Jane Boling at Temple Emanuel, in Newton, Mass. on Sunday, March 26. The first piece is "Min Hameitzar", a musical rendering of a single verse from Psalm 118, one of...
I'm now retired from full time work in a synagogue. Baltimore Hebrew Congregation honored me last spring by giving me emeritus status. We've moved back up to Massachusetts to be close to the grandchildren, where we are getting the hang of our new situation. I'm...
Cantor Solomon and Cantor Jeff Klepper developed a program on Jews and the Folk Music Revival, which they presented October 18, 2015 at the Jewish Museum of Maryland. The multi-media production was viewed by a large audience in conjunction with their Paul Simon exhibit.
Cantor Solomon sang the memorial prayer, El Malei for the Holocaust Memorial Service at the nation's Capitol on April 16, 2015.
During July, 2010, Cantor Solomon traveled to Australia for three weeks to be the Jubilee Artist-In-Residence, a program sponsored by the World Union for Progressive Judaism. Included in the programming was a Gala Jubilee Concert on July 25 in Sydney, as well as...
On April 30, Cantor Robbie Solomon was the Renaissance scholar-in-residence at Temple Sinai in Summit N.J. He was invited to speak about his music in a talk entitled "Music As Midrash". The synagogue choir performed several of his pieces.
The recent showings of The Orphan Queen were a rousing success! My thanks to all the cast and crew for your brilliant performances and for making The Orphan Queen a musical that was enjoyed so thoroughly by so many people.