Events

Cabaret J: From the Lower East Side, to Broadway, & Beyond!
Monday, November 6, 2017 - 6:00pm to Monday, November 6, 2017 - 9:30pm
Cabaret J: From the Lower East Side, to Broadway, & Beyond!

What: A cabaret revue drawn from the American popular songbook with Artist-in-Residence David Spear, featuring PSU student and faculty performers. Preceded by lecture on "The Songs Are You: Jewish Songwriters of the Great American Songbook" with composer and musicologist Aaron Fruchtman.
When: Monday, November 6, 2017 | 6:00pm to 9:30pm (performance begins at 7:30pm)
Where: Lincoln Recital Hall (LH 75)
Cost: Free and open to the public. RSVP requested, but not required.
Contact: Stacey Johnston | judaicst@pdx.edu | 503-725-8449

The Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies and the School of Music + Theater present an evening cabaret performance featuring the songs of such Jewish composers as George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, Kurt  Weill, and Harold Arlen, performed by PSU students and faculty, local professional vocalists, and cantors. The revue will be punctuated by historical, cultural, and musical notes by musical director David Spear, the Judaic Studies Program's 2017 Artist-in-Residence

Join us before the performance for a guest lecture "The Songs Are You: Jewish Songwriters of the Great American Songbook" with composer and musicologist Aaron Fruchtman.

Schedule (subject to change)
6:00pm Guest Lecture "Jews and American Popular Song" with Aaron Fruchtman
7:00pm Intermission with hors d'oeuvres and no-host bar in the Lincoln Hall Lobby
7:30pm Cabaret J! David Spear, Musical Director. Featuring Dean Leroy Bynum Jr. Sherry Alves, John Gillmore, Cantor Eyal Bitton, Amy Hansen, Anders Tobiason and more!
9:00pm Dessert Reception

This is the second half of the 2017 Levy Event, which focuses on the nexus between East European Jewish immigrants to the U.S. and twentieth-century American film and music. For information about the first half of the 2017 Levy Event, visit the event page.

This event is sponsored by the Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies thanks to the generous support of Larry Levy and Pamela Lindholm-Levy. Cosponsored by the PSU School of Music + Theater.