Mahaiwe Events Calendar


NOTE: Demetri Martin performance changed to Oz Pearlman - Saturday, September 21st at 8pm

EVENT CHANGE: Fairview Hospital Gala presents Oz Pearlman - Saturday, September 21st at 8pm

Margaret Atwood in HD - Sunday, September 22nd at 2pm

Close Encounters With Music: The American Premiere of Andre Hajdu’s Kohelet
Sunday, October 27th at 5pm



Public Tickets

Mahaiwe Member Tickets



$38 Upper Balcony / $62 Mezzanine & Orchestra

Note: this performance was previously scheduled at 3pm. Some print materials reflect the previous scheduling; actual showtime is 5pm.

Mahaiwe Member Discounts do not apply for this performance.

Ecclesiastes, Latin for the Hebrew KOHELET, is no less than an exploration of the meaning of life and mortality, as well as an affirmation of joy and wisdom. Hajdu’s world view and artistic aesthetic were influenced by Samuel Beckett, whom he befriended in Paris, and his musical schooling was in the modern Hungarian models of Bartók and Kodály. The 1950s French milieu of Milhaud and Messiaen can also be heard in many of his compositions. Overall, Hajdu’s music refuses categorization, much the same as the book attributed to King Solomon, the wisest of men. Star of stage, film and television, Sam Waterston takes on the role of the philosopher king, traversing the proverbs, aphorisms and familiar passages that have entered our collective lexicon. He is accompanied by a quartet of cellos. KOHELET has received performances in Germany, Holland, France and Israel—and now is heard in the U.S. for the first time.

Sam Waterston, narrator; Yehuda Hanani, Kivie Cahn-Lipman, Michael Nicolas, Do Yeon Kim, cello


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