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
Gottlieb, 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
A Jewish Legacy
$25, including champagne toast immediately following the performance
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