Critic’s Choice

By David Fleshler

Marvin David Levy

A landmark in South Florida’s recent musical history was Florida Grand Opera’s 2013 production of Mourning Becomes Electra, the gripping, New England gothic drama by Marvin David Levy.

Levy, a Fort Lauderdale resident who attended opening night, died in 2015 at the age of 82. There will be the chance to hear another of the composer’s works Sunday, as Orchestra Miami performs his cantata Atonement.

The three-movement work for chorus, orchestra, narrator, soprano and tenor, portrays three periods of suffering in Jewish history: the Holocaust, the Inquisition and the siege of Masada. The soloists include the tenor Michael Robert Hendrick and the soprano Elizabeth Caballero, long a favorite of South Florida audiences. Conducting will be Elaine Rinaldi, the orchestra’s founder and artistic director.

The concert will be 4 p.m. Sunday at Temple Israel of Greater Miami, 137 NE 19th Street, Miami. orchestramiami.org

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