wrote his first composition while he still had his baby teeth, and now at age sixty-two, he's considered an original American composer who mixes classical, jazz and popular music forms- and adds his own twist. A staple in the orchestral and chamber music repertoire, the versatile Schoenfeld also happens to be a math and Hebrew scholar
, having lived on a kibbutz in Israel teaching math for some time. One of his best known works is the piano trio Cafe Music
, which is full of verve and showmanship, while tonight's selection, Ufaratsta
, is derived from his own improvisations based on Jewish folk music. Also tonight, music of Paul Lansky
, Nino Rota
and John Corigliano
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