By COLlive reporter
Boris Savchuk, an internationally acclaimed violinist of Ukrainian origin mesmerized an inspired audience at Chabad of South Orlando’s Center of Jewish Life.
Skillfully playing classical Jewish songs as well as ancient Yiddish melodies, Boris had the crowd singing, laughing, and crying and his music transported them to another era, a time long bygone.
In honor of the 20th of Cheshvan, a highly regarded date on the Chassidic calendar, Boris also added a collection of soulful Chassidic melodies that originated with the founders of the Chabad movement, many of which he had learned from his own grandfather while growing up in Ukraine.
“He was simply amazing,” says Rabbi Yosef Konikov, the event’s host and director of Chabad of South Orlando. “There was something magical about his music that had everyone focused; it was as though we were all being transported back to a different century.”
The concert was part of Savchuk’s latest US tour, where he spent 10 days traveling across Florida and Georgia inspiring audiences throughout the two states.
Boris currently resides in Israel with his family, where he has produced multiple albums of various genres. The concert was hosted by Chabad of South Orlando as part of their rich, year-round programming that aims to engage and inspire Jews of every background and affiliation. At Chabad there are no labels or memberships; every Jew is family.
For more information about the violinist, borissavchuk.com.