The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra performs New Dawn Rising, a work that features on self-taught composer Yohanan Cinnamon’s album Piano & Strings.

On the work, the composer says, ’At the end of days, when all is done, God will take us gently by the hand, sit us down under a tree, and we will gaze together, in wonder, at the glory of the rising sun. It will dawn upon us just how foolish we have been, and how far we have strayed from our true selves.’

The orchestrations on the album were created by composer, arranger and conductor Israel Edelson. Edelson was a former assistant conductor to Leonard Bernstein, and has spent the past several decades in the Hasidic communities of Brooklyn, with classical music central to his heart as his religious life.

Piano & Strings is out now.

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