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Walter Block

November 13 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

$36 - $54
Walter Block

Without Jewish composers, lyricists and playwrights, there would have been no musical theater or popular music as we know it. We can trace their contribution back to the 19th and early 20th centuries, when talented migrants such as the Gershwins, Irving Berlin and the Rodgers (nee Roginsky) family settled in New York from Russia and Poland. Not only did they bring their own musical heritage, but quickly integrated American forms to create a unique genre of show tunes and popular songs. Media historian, Art Aldrich will document their remarkable contribution in a multi-media presentation that includes live examples at the piano.
In her program “In Words and Music: The Story of the Yiddish Theatre,” Yiddish stage performer and University professor Dr. Diane Cypkin tells, – through English narration – the story of this fascinating theatre. She will be singing (in Yiddish) many of the memorable songs written and/or popularized by unforgettable greats. She also notes the valuable artistic contributions made by dramatic greats like Jacob P. Adler, Jacob Gordin, Bertha Kalish, Keni Liptzin, Maurice Schwartz, and Jacob Ben-Ami. Indeed, this concert/lecture is a tribute to the Yiddish Theatre we all know and love.

Day’s Schedule

  • 10-11:30AM
    JEWISH COMPOSERS, LYRICISTS AND PLAYWRIGHTS
  • 11:45AM-12:45PM
    KOSHER LUNCH (INCLUDED)
  • 1-2:30PM
    IN WORDS AND MUSIC: THE STORY OF THE YIDDISH THEATER


Fees

  • Member $36
  • Public $54

register

Contact

For more information, contact
Liz Rosenblum,
Adult Life Director:
845.362.4400
elizabethr@jccrockland.org

Sponsored by

Fountain View

THIS PROGRAM IS SUPPORTED BY THE WALTER BLOCK MEMORIAL ENDOWMENT FUND.
Walter BlockWalter Block was a man of modest means, but of great generosity. His example shows that one need not be a millionaire to make a difference, but one truly can be a “philanthropist on a shoe string.”

Details

Date:
November 13
Time:
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Cost:
$36 - $54
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Organizer

Elizabeth Rosenblum
Email:
elizabethr@jccrockland.org

Venue

JCC Rockland
450 West Nyack Road
West Nyack, 10994
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Phone:
845-362-4400
Website:
https://jccrockland.org