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Piano and Pastrami to Benefit New Jewish History Exhibit

Dec. 4 event will feature a live performance by renowned pianist Marina Lomazov.

The Columbia Jewish Heritage Initiative , a partnership of Historic Columbia, and the Tree of Life Congregation are excited to host Piano and Pastrami from 6 – 8 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4. The fundraiser will feature classical music, authentic Jewish cuisine and will benefit a new Jewish history exhibit.

A special solo concert by renowned pianist Marina Lomazov will begin at 6 p.m. in the Tree of Life Sanctuary. Lomazov’s performance is inspired by Jewish history and will feature music by a series of Russian Jewish composers. Following the performance, guests are invited to enjoy drinks, a deli dinner catered by Groucho’s Deli and baked goods by the Tree of Life Women of Reform Judaism in the Reyner Family Social Hall.

“Marina was selected to perform because of her extensive knowledge and focus on Russian Jewish composers,” said Robin Waites, Historic Columbia’s executive director. “Her concert will explore and provide a unique view into the importance of Jewish culture – particularly in Russia and Eastern Europe.”

Proceeds from Piano and Pastrami will support a new Jewish history exhibit, which will be curated by Historic Columbia and the Columbia Jewish Heritage Initiative and permanently displayed at The Tree of Life Congregation.

Lomazov, a Ukrainian-American pianist, has established herself as one of the most passionate and charismatic performers on the concert scene today. Following prizes in the Cleveland International Piano Competition, William Kapell International Piano Competition, Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition, and Hilton Head International Piano Competition, Lomazov has given performances worldwide. Lomazov is the Ira McKissick Koger Professor of Piano at the University of South Carolina where she is Founder and Artistic Director of the Southeastern Piano Festival and a Steinway Artist.

Tickets are $35 per person and $25 for Historic Columbia’s Palladium Society members and the Columbia Jewish Federation’s Young Adult Division. To purchase tickets, visit historiccolumbia.org, call 803-252-1770 x 23 or email reservations@historiccolumbia.org.

The event will be held from 6 – 8 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4 at the Tree of Life Congregation, located at 6719 N. Trenholm Road in Columbia.

Piano & Pastrami is sponsored by Alan & Susan Brill, Rick & Debbie Cohn, Groucho’s Deli, Alan & Anne Reyner, Southeastern Piano Festival, Tree of Life Women of Reform Judaism, Vino Garage and the University of South Carolina School of Music.

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