Soprano Shira Kaplan will perform Five Hebrew Love Songs , a song cycle composed by Grammy-winning composer Eric Whitacre, at Friday Shabbat services on February 22 at Temple Sinai. Kaplan will appear with Newcomb Department of Music pianist Aigerim Magavina and Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra violinist Hannah Yim.

Kaplan is a Tulane University senior pursuing a B.F.A. in Music Performance, a B.S. in psychology, and a minor in Jewish Studies. Kaplan’s college highlights include performing the role of Miss Todd in Tulane Opera’s 2018 production of Menotti’s The Old Maid and the Thief, performing with the Tulane Orchestra as the winner of the 2017 Concerto/Aria contest, and singing “For Good” from Wicked with Kristin Chenoweth in Las Vegas.

Kaplan will also give a brief lecture on the piece.