Bernstein: A Jewish Legacy

The Center for Jewish History, the American Society for Jewish Music
and the American Jewish Historical Society present:

Thursday, November 6 at 8:00p.m.
Bernstein: A Jewish Legacy
An encore performance of the recently sold-out program at The Jewish Museum and
part of the city-wide festival Bernstein: The Best of all Possible Worlds.
The concert of mostly unknown Bernstein works on Jewish themes, narrated by Jack
, Bernstein’s longtime editor, sheds new light on some of the composer’s
more celebrated pieces. A number cut from West Side Story, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim,
combined with another piece from an abandoned project with lyrics by Betty Comden
and Adolph Green, reveals a surprising transformation as a choral setting in Hebrew.
Among the other works are world premieres of “A Choral Quilt” (arranged by Gottlieb)
and a song Bernstein wrote in reaction to anti-Semitism. Photographs and video
from the maestro’s personal and professional life are also featured.

Artists include vocalists Janice Meyerson, Robert Abelson, Heather Buck, Andres
Felipe Aristizabal
, the piano duo of Eric Birk and Bernadette Hoke, and the Amor
Artis Chamber Choir and soloists conducted by Johannes Somary.
This performance made possible by a generous gift from Rosalind Devon and Sandy

November 6
at 8:00p.m.
A Jewish Legacy
$25, including champagne toast immediately following the performance
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at 212-868-4444
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Center for Jewish History Programs