Bachelor, Columbia University, 1963. Master of Arts in Musicology, Columbia University, 1965. Master of Science in Conducting, Juilliard School Music, New York City, 1968.
Founder, music director Zamir Chorale, New York City, 1961-1972. Music director Philharmonic Choir of Tel Aviv, 1972-1976, Jerusalem Chamber Choir, 1976-1985, Rinat National Choir of Israel, Tel Aviv, 1974-1990, Holon (Israel) Chamber Orchestra, 1981-1984. Music director, chief conductor Haifa (Israel) Symphony Orchestra, since 1985.
Son of Emanuel Louis and Mollie (Cohen) S. Widower; 1 child, Noam.