SCHENECTADY-Congregation Gates of Heaven invites seniors for a complimentary lunch and a music program with Ann-Marie Barker Schwartz, founder, and artistic director of Musicians of Maalwyck and classical and jazz composer, Max Caplan on Wednesday, May 22. The collaboration by the two will honor the legacy of Jewish composers. They will highlight and discuss the works of Ignaz Lilien, Pal Hermann, Erich Korngold, Fritz Kreisler, and David Hochstein. The program will begin with a noon lunch and will be held at the temple, 852 Ashmore Ave., Schenectady.

Barker Schwartz is concertmaster of Orchestra Pro Musica and the Saratoga Voices for over 20 years, and a former member of the Albany Symphony. She also teaches teaching violin and viola at SUNY Schenectady.

Caplan, a pianist, has been involved with including Musicians of Ma’alwyck, the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra, and Albany Pro Musica. He teaches piano and composition instruction at Union College and SUNY Schenectady and is the accompanist for Congregation Gates of Heaven.

Those attending will be treated to Lilien’s “Modern Times Sonata,” Hermann’s  Toccata, and excerpts from Korngold’s “Much Ado about Nothing.” Additionally, the program will feature Max Caplan’s “Berceuse.

Information and required reservations, may be obtained at or by contacting Arnie Rotenberg at 518-374-8173, or e-mail [email protected].