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"Jewish roots in American Music", NYC, 13 Dec 2015

Gershwin, Copland, Bernstein: Jewish Roots in American Music

Sunday Dec 13, 2015 6:00pm
Sidney Krum Young Artists Concert Series
15 w. 16th St.,
New York, NY 10011

Admission: $10
YIVO members: $7

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From American classical music to Broadway show tunes, Jewish-American composers defined much of American popular music in the 1920s-50s. In this lecture-concert, Orin Grossman (Fairfield University) and the artists of the Sidney Krum Concert Series explore three giants of American music and the Jewish influences on their work: Aaron Copland (1900-1990), George Gershwin (1898-1937), and Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990). Works performed and discussed will include Copland’s “Vitebsk,” Gershwin’s “Mischa, Yascha, Toscha, Sascha,” and Bernstein’s “I Am Easily Assimilated.”

The Sidney Krum Young Artists Concert Series is made possible by a generous gift from the Estate of Sidney Krum.

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