As a pianist, Sussman has performed in many recitals, shows, and concerts throughout the Philadelphia, Boston, and Ann Arbor areas. He has held music directorships for musicals such as Les Misérables, Hairspray, and The Last Five Years. Sussman plays piano for English country dance bands, Contra-dance bands, and Old-time bands. He is also a member of ‘the Butternut Squad,’ a folk/roots ensemble dedicated to playing the traditional musics of the British Isles and Appalachia with a unique and modern approach.

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Impromptu in G Flat Major Op. 90 No. 3

Composed by Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Ari Sussman, piano

The Sounds of Pluralism

Melanie Blatt's Cantorial Recital, April 2018 - Hebrew College, Newton, MA.

Home in the World 

My folk/traditional music concert, April 2019 - University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, Ann Arbor, MI.

Avinu Malkeinu

(Our Father, Our King)


Ari Sussman, piano


An improvisation of one of the most celebrated and haunting melodies of the Jewish High Holidays. Truly a beautiful prayer, 'Avinu Malkeinu' was recorded a day before Yom Kippur, 2015.

"Our Father, Our King
Be gracious and answer our prayers
For we have little to be commended on. Deal kindly and gently with us, and save us"