From Mendelssohn to Bernstein, from European courts to Yiddish theater and the Broadway stage, many Jewish composers have wrestled with their faith. We’ll explore this rich musical dynamic through sublime classical works, church anthems and oratorios, American Songbook hits and Broadway novelties. Discover the world of sound, lyrics, and ideas that comes about when creativity bumps up against social pressure, and the resulting music does -and doesn’t – sound Jewish.
Event dates, locations and times:
Date: Oct. 8, 2017 Location: Congregation Beth Shalom (3433 Walters Ave, Northbrook, IL 60062) Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm
Date: Oct. 14, 2017 Location:KAM Isaiah Israel (1100 E Hyde Park Blvd, Chicago, IL 60615) Time: 8:00pm-10:00pm
Date: Oct. 15, 2017 Location: West Suburban Temple Har Zion (1040 Harlem Ave, River Forest, IL 60305) Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm
Date: Oct. 22, 2017 Location: Nichols Concert Hall (1490 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL 60201) Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm