Tikvat Israel Congregation Rockville MD

A Friendly, Participatory and Egalitarian Conservative Synagogue in Rockville, Maryland

Focus Music Presents Bob Sima plus Lily Neill

Bob Sima and Lily Neill will perform at Tikvat Israel on June 23, 2019 at 7:30 pm.
Bob Sima creates music that heals and inspires. From a glimpse of a raindrop sparkling in the sunshine when the skies clear after a mid-day storm to dropping onto your knees when the whispers of a grief-stricken heart begin to process… Bob talks straight to your soul. Bob’s serenades add awareness, deepen celebration, and strengthen you through challenge. Bob has birthed 8 albums and built a national following. Bob performs with his on-stage and off- stage partner, creative collaborator, and premier vocalist – Shannon Plummer.
Harpist Lily Neill’s original compositions-alongside her dynamic mixture of Irish jigs and reels, Lithuanian dances, Finnish tangos and American Ragtime-have enthralled audiences around the world. Lily’s revolutionary style of harp playing has earned her many accolades, with Irish Music Magazine crowning her, “…part of the new Harp revolution extolling aspects of harp music never previously heard”. Put aside everything you ever thought you knew about the harp and open your ears to the wealth of sound that two hands and thirty strings can conjure!

The FOCUS event will be staged at Tikvat Israel; light refreshments will be available for purchase during intermission. Advance tickets are available through FOCUS’s website.  FOCUS member pricing for ticketspurchased at the door will be extended to Tikvat Israel members.

FOCUS is a non-profit organization whose mission “is to bring folk and acoustic music to a growing audience through performance, education and participation in the musical folk art.” Tikvat Israel and FOCUS have agreed to a partnership to bring folk music concerts to Tikvat Israel and the Montgomery County community.