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One family, one hundred years of musical excellence!

Celebrate the Lupo family! A multigenerational family of Jewish musicians, the Lupo’s exodus from Iberia, migration to Northern Italy, and recruitment to England coincided with key developments in the evolution of the viol and the flourishing of its associated repertoire.

The Lyracle ensemble will perform Jewish Renaissance music unknown to the general public.

Don't miss this unique opportunity and support Israel at the same time! 

Donations to Center Makor will be forwarded to the Magen David Adom Foundation. A percentage of ticket revenue will be donated to Doctors Without Borders.

*Cost of admission includes a glass of wine and two hors d’oeuvres. Please arrive at 6 p.m. to order a meal from La Voile’s full menu.

Presented in partnership with Center Makor.

7 p.m. | Arrive at 6 p.m. to order from the full menu.


We’re thrilled that Judah Coffman and Jacob Jahiel will join us for Exodus & Evolution, playing a variety of viols!

Judah Coffman

Praised for his “deeply expressive singing” (Cleveland Classical) and for performances featuring “unspeakable beauty and poignant” (Boston Music Intelligencer), Judah Coffman has performed in a variety of contexts as a singer and an early string player. Now based in Boston, Judah has appeared with The Boston Camerata, the Thirteen, The New York Philharmonic, Apollo’s Fire, Schola Cantorum Boston, Les Délices, and the Ashmont Bach Project, among other ensembles. Judah recently graduated from Case Western Reserve University’s Historical Performance program. There, his dissertation, focused on the viola da gamba accompaniments of seventeenth-century English song, received the Adel Heinrich Award for Excellence in Musicological Research.

Jacob Jahiel

Jacob Jahiel is a writer, editor, and violist da gamba currently living in Baltimore, MD. He holds an M.A. in Musicology with an outside field in Historical Performance from Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, also receiving a B.A. from IU’s Individualized Major Program, where he designed an undergraduate degree in music history. Jahiel studied modern violin with Jorja Fleezanis, baroque violin with Stanley Ritchie, and viola da gamba with Joanna Blendulf. He additionally held graduate assistantships in the Borns Jewish Studies Program and was an Undergraduate Research Fellow with the IU Platform in Global Popular Music. Currently, Jahiel works in the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s Marketing and Communications Department, performs, and writes on a freelance basis. He has written program notes for the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra, Boston Artists Ensemble, and Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, additionally contributing album reviews and features to Early Music America’s EMag. When not scraping away at various historical bow instruments, he can be found hiking, fly-fishing, and skiing near his childhood home in the Big Horn Mountains of Wyoming, where cows outnumber people 3:1.

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