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‘Secrets of Secrets’

Avant-garde composer and clarinetist Aaron Novik approached his latest album with serious and profound goals — he wanted to take a deep look into Jewish mysticism. Inspired by the writings of the scholar and mystic Eleazar of Worms, Novik produced “Secrets of Secrets,” an album of what he calls “dark metal jazz.” He will perform the pieces with a large ensemble at the Contemporary Jewish Museum on July 15. It promises to be a conceptually interesting and meaningful afternoon of music. 

3 p.m. Sunday, July 15 at the Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F. Free with admission.


“My heart Is in the East.” Concert of sacred Hebrew music of the Middle East with Q&A to follow. At Kol Ha Emek, 8591 West Road, Redwood Valley. 8 p.m. $15. [email protected].