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A powerful, emotional and timely chamber oratorio by Burton Beerman.

Influenced by music he heard in the synagogue as a young child, composer Burton Beerman had never infused any of this influence into his compositions until he met Philip Markowicz, a living Holocaust survivor and Torah scholar. The fruit of this association is Tikvah, a chamber oratorio that sets Markowicz’s life and philosophy as well as his Torah insights to music. Tikvah is the Hebrew word for hope and hope was key to Mr. Markowicz’s survival. Performed by his granddaughter, Cantor Andrea Markowicz with the Red Clay Saxophone Quartet and the Uzee Brown Society of Choraliers, with Philip Markowicz as narrator, Tikvah is a powerful, emotional and timely work, touching on the big issues of life, love, death, survival, meaning, existence, faith, morality, happiness, and tragedy.
Burton Beerman, composer
Tikvah, Chamber Oratorio
Cantor Andrea Rae Markowicz, soprano, Philip Markowicz, narrator, Red Clay Saxophone Quartet, Ella Lewis, piano, Uzee Brown Society of Choraliers, Uzee Brown, Jr., conductor

“Effectively, the work is a celebration of life itself. Beautifully recorded, this is a most rewarding release.” (Fanfare)