Pianist Jack Cohan has spotlighted young Greenville-born professional musicians eight times over the past 10 years as a part of the Temple of Israel’s Music on Sunday series.
“Jack Cohan and Friends” returns to the Temple at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12. The concert, with classical pieces and Broadway songs on tap, will feature soprano Brittany Hogan Alomar and clarinetist Benjamin Chen.
“These are incredibly talented young professionals,” Cohan said.
Cohan, the first executive director of the Peace Center, will host the concert and provide piano accompaniment. He’ll also perform two solo pieces by Chopin.
Alomar, a Furman graduate who is now on the faculty of Anderson University, will sing Broadway songs from such musicals as “My Fair Lady,” “Carousel” and “West Side Story.”
“It’s a lovely group of songs,” Cohan said.
Chen, a graduate of the S.C. Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities and the Cleveland Institute of Music, will perform works by Bernstein and Prokofiev. He’ll also play the virtuosic “Carmen Fantasy” by Alexander Rosenblatt.
“It’s a dazzling piece of music, just a blast to play,” Cohan said.
Paul Hyde, a longtime Upstate journalist, writes about the arts for the Greenville Journal. Follow him on Facebook and Twitter: @PaulHyde7.
If you go
What: “Jack Cohan and Friends,” featuring Brittany Hogan Alomar, soprano; Benjamin Chen, clarinet; and Jack Cohan, pianist
When: 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12
Where: Temple of Israel, 400 Spring Forest Road
Tickets: $20 general admission; $5 for students