I you are anywhere near northeastern Pennsylvania or Long Island, you may wish toattend one of two nearly
identical concerts celebrating the 60th birthdays of Leonard Lehrman and Cantor Charles Osborne, featuring music by both.
Sunday, Aug. 16 2009, 3pm at Jewish Fellowship of Hemlock Farms, Lords Valley, PA
Admission by donation
Thursday Aug. 20 2009, 7:30pm at the Bryant Library in Roslyn, NY
Admission is free.
Premiering Osborne and Lehrman’s settings of a text by William Austin, “Words and Music,”
along with Leonard Lehrman’s duet setting of Mascha Kal=Eko’s “Liebeslied.”
The Metropolitan Philharmonic Chorus will sing two choral pieces of Lehrman
and one of Osborne’s at the Roslyn concert.
Both concerts will open with a “The Ballad of Adam and Eve” by Elie Siegmeister
and Langston Hughes, premiered 30 years ago at
Siegmeister’s 70th birthday concert at Carnegie Recital Hall.