Jewish Music Festival
The mission of the Jewish Music Festival is to present music that celebrates the Jewish experience and explores what it means to be Jewish in a multicultural world. The Festival produces creative and entertaining programs, challenges stereotypes, and fosters engagement with the broader community. The Jewish Music Festival is a fiscally sponsored project of the JCC of the East Bay. For more information or to support, please go to www.jewishmusicfestival.org.
Location name: JCC East Bay, Berkeley BranchDate: Sunday, May 19, 2013Time: 2:00 pm
$15 General | $12 Member, Senior, Student
Russian Jewish immigrant Irving Berlin composed some of the most cherished songs of the Great American Songbook, including “Alexander’s Rag Time Band,” “Always,” “God Bless America,” “Puttin’ on the Ritz,” “Cheek to Cheek” and the best-selling pop song ever, “White Christmas." He also wrote the music and lyrics to hit shows including Annie Get Your Gun and Call Me Madam and the films Top Hat, Blue Skies and Easter Parade Bonnie Weiss’ multimedia presentation will delve into Berlin’s personal life and show scenes from his Broadway and Hollywood musicals as well as video of Berlin himself performing his melodies and lyrics. This is an encore presentation by Weiss, whose multimedia talk on lyricist Yip Harburg in February for the 28th Jewish Music Festival delighted a sold-out audience. She teaches musical theater appreciation at San Francisco State and Dominican Universities. For tickets and more information click here.