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Music for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur is on WRTI

Lisa Marie Mazzucco
Listen to Musical Memories of the High Holidays with Itzhak Perlman on Rosh Hashanah, Sept. 16 at 5 p.m. on WRTI-FM.

We wish all of our listeners celebrating Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur a happy and healthy New Year. Join us on WRTI 90.1 during the High Holiday season for music that will elevate one and all.

Our Rosh Hashanah celebration begins on Saturday, Sept. 16. Join us during the day to hear festive Jewish music for the holiday, and then from 5 to 6 p.m. we bring you Musical Memories of the High Holidays with Itzhak Perlman. One of the greatest violinists of our time shares the memories and the recordings that mean the most to him this time of year—from cantorial singing to raucous klezmer fiddling, to classical favorites, including several of his own performances.

Listen on-demand here.

Listen from 6 to 7 p.m. on WRTI HD-2 to hear The Birthday Of The World, Part I. Recorded over a decade ago, Leonard Nimoy and The Western Wind Vocal Ensemble join forces to explore the rich and profound musical and spiritual traditions of the Jewish High Holy Days. You'll hear some of the most inspiring music in the Jewish liturgical tradition, performed by the acclaimed vocal ensemble The Western Wind. The late Mr. Nimoy's timeless narration focuses on the universal themes of redemption and divine forgiveness.

Yom Kippur begins at sundown on Sunday, Sept. 24 with Kol Nidre, and from 4 to 5 p.m. that day we'll bring you Music For Yom Kippur narrated by Naomi Lewin. This program commemorates the holiday with traditional melodies and classical music. Performers include tenor Richard Tucker, cellist Ofra Harnoy, the London Philharmonic, violinist Miriam Kramer, and pianist Simon Over. You'll hear The Birthday Of The World, Part II hosted by Leonard Nimoy from 5 to 6 p.m.

On Monday, Sept. 25 during classical hours, you'll hear a variety of works associated with the holiday including music by David Diamond, Ernest Bloch and Joseph Achron.

Watch and Listen: cantors from Park Avenue Synagogue in NYC perform Max Janowski’s Avinu Malkeinu:

Watch and Listen: Cellist Amit Peled in a live performance of Prayer (from Jewish Life) by Ernest Bloch:

Listen: Max Bruch's Kol Nidre performed by cellists Jacqueline Du Pré and Daniel Barenboim with the Israel Philharmonic

The High Holidays of Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) and Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) are among the most sacred days of the year for Jews around the world. This year, 5784 on the Jewish calendar, the holiday season begins at sundown on Sept. 15 and ends with Yom Kippur at sundown on Sept. 25. The 10-day period is a time for reflecting on the past year, making amends, and celebrating the new year with family and friends.