In coordination with the exhibit A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs, 1910-1965, on display in the ERJCC Deutser Art Gallery, the ERJCC Presents:
Discovering the Jewish Roots of the American Songbook
Monday, Jan 23 • 8:00 PM
Join Howard Pollack, John and Rebecca Moores Professor of Music at University of Houston, as he sheds light on the Jewish liturgical roots of American music. Accompanied by pianist and singer Henry Darragh, Cantor Lance Rhodes of Congregation Brith Shalom, and cabaret performer Bethany Daniels Shapiro, this quartet will perform classic favorites you never knew started out in the Jewish prayer book. From Irving Berlin to Stephen Sondheim, deepen your love for music by learning about its cultural influences. Poster from Oklahoma! Courtesy of Photofest.