Posted by on May 8, 2012 in News, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

On June 3, 2012, Lauren Brody and I will  settle in at the JCC in Pittsburgh for a pair of concerts designed to complement the Jewish Museum’s exhibit on the artists who illustrated the works of Nobel Laureate Isaac Bashevis Singer.   At 10 am we will bring a menagerie of animals (in song only!), props, costumes, and sing-along lyrics to a family concert that will recreate aspects of Singer’s world and bring some of his stories to life.  Then at 3 pm, we’ll be on the stage for a full concert with accordion and piano as well as our blended voices to highlight some of Singer’s works for an adult audience.  While some of his illustrators had Eastern European Jewish roots, many of the later illustrators, chosen by the publishers, did not share Singer’s worldview, and the artwork takes the stories into another realm.   How delicious to be learning new songs to share with new audiences and weaving visual art and music together in the process!

Great thanks to PennPAT  and the PA Humanities Council for supporting this programming with grants.




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