Composition, Performance

Goldspiel Honored To Be Music Director at 2018 Holocaust Remembrance Concert Held At Temple Emanu-El

On Saturday, April 13th, Dr. Alan Goldspiel was honored to be the Music Director and one of the performers for the 2018 Holocaust Remembrance held at Temple Emanu-El in Birmingham. The concert and worship service was presented by the Birmingham Holocaust Education Center, Birmingham Jewish Federation, Knesseth Israel Congregation, Temple Beth-El, Temple Emanu-El, and Violins of Hope.

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Jeanette Hightower, Alan Goldspiel, and Pei-Ju Wu performing with Violins of Hope

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Composition, Performance

NACUSA Conferences Highlight March Perfomances

Sunday, March 11th, 2018 – The NACUSA Mid-South Regional performance at LeBaron Recital Hall, University of Montevallo saw Dr. Alan Goldspiel perform repertoire in preparation for his performance at the NACUSA National Conference. Earlier in the year Goldspiel’s composition Yom HaShoah was selected for the national conference.

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Goldspiel performing at Gano Chapel, William Jewell College

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Composition, Performance, Teaching

November Keeps Dr. Alan Goldspiel Busy

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November proved to be a busy month for Dr. Alan Goldspiel with several performances and a Music Educators conference, which had him traveling from Alabama to Mississippi and Arizona and back again.

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Composition, Performance

Goldspiel Performs World Premiere of Yom HaShoah Composition at Montevallo NACUSA Event

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October 20th, 2017 – Dr. Alan Goldspiel performed the World Premiere of his composition for guitar entitled Yom HaShoah at a NACUSA (National Association of Composers/USA-Mid-South) event that took place at the University of Montevallo’s LeBaron Recital Hall.

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Festivals, Performance, Teaching

Goldspiel Performs at American Village Independence Day Celebration 2017

IMG_2207As part of July 4th, 2017 celebrations, Alan Goldspiel performed as the house Spanish guitarist in a recreation of the Mount Vernon room at American Village’s Independence Day celebration.

Goldspiel performed three, 30-minute programs of Popular 18th Century Hits for the Spanish guitar. Period composers represented were Fernando Sor, Franz Joseph Haydn, and Francesco Molino.

In the spirit of the celebration, Goldspiel, as well as all other historical reenactors, wore period-appropriate costumes.

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Composition, Festivals, Performance

New Music on the Bayou Festival 2017

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New Music on the Bayou 2016 Performers James Paul Waller, Alan Goldspiel, Mel Mobley, Paul Christopher, Jason Rinehart & Mallory Sanchez with Black Bayou 2016 Composer, John Teske, at Black Bayou National Wilderness Refuge

May 31-June 3, 2017 brought Classical Guitarist Alan Goldspiel back to the New Music on the Bayou Festival in Louisiana both as a performer and a composer.

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Composition, Performance

Goldspiel Debuts Klezmer Service

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Alan Goldspiel (right) with the members of the Magic Shtetl Klezmer Band

On August 26, 2016, classical guitarist and composer, Alan Goldspiel debuted his 55-minute Klezmer Shabbat Service for Quintet, SATB choir, and soloist as commissioned by Temple Emanu-El in Birmingham, AL.

Click here to read more about this momentous event in the Southern Jewish Life magazine!