Lectures and musical offerings

Join us for fun, educational, engaging, social, and sometimes delicious activities. Now with our growing virtual programming, it's easy! Center members, non-members, residents near or far, people of all backgrounds, faiths, ethnicities, fashion styles, chocolate preferences—all are welcome!  Come along and we'll explore the arts, build a broader understanding of our world, taste a few treats together, and possibly pick up a new skill or two. 

These programs are presented by the OMJCC / National JCC Adult & Senior Alliance. 


Exploring Opera: Sensational Seville 

Monday, January 25, 2021 

4:30-6:00pm (EST) on Zoom 

Join James Sokol for a musical journey thru Seville to see actual sites, discuss & watch clips of some of the operas set in these locations.

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 Cocktails & Cabalettas: Operatic Happy Hours 

Four Wednesdays, February 3-24, 2021 

6-7pm (EST)  On Zoom 

Stir, shake, pour your preferred cocktail, wine or other libation and join popular San Francisco Bay Area opera Instructor James Sokol for a happy hour of beautiful music, interesting tidbits, and lively banter; maybe a behind-the scenes story or two thrown in for good measure!  Who knows, we might even have special guests drop in for a “toast.” Video performance clips bring the magic of opera into our festivities. Come for the music; stay for the fun! 

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Exploring Opera: The Divas 

Thursdays, February 4, 11, 18 & 25 

4-5:30pm (EST) 

 

The word “Diva” strikes excitement in some, fear in others. Regardless, an opera diva usually has an exceptional voice. Some are legendary; others almost forgotten. Join popular San Francisco Bay Area instructor James Sokol to discover some of these great ladies. Learn about their backgrounds and experience their brilliance through performance videos. Hear the variations among the female vocal ranges – soprano, mezzo, contralto – and bask in the glorious, gorgeous voices & repertoire. Don’t miss this series, terrific for opera newcomers and long-time fans! 

 

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Songs of the Moon: A Multi-Genre Musical Celebration of the Lunar New Year 

Friday, February 12 

2-3:15pm (EST) 

 

Whether Chinese Chunjie, Vietnamese Tet, Korean Solnal, Tibetan Losar or other, the Lunar New Year festival is celebrated in several Asian countries and communities around the world. On this day before the first new moon of the lunar calendar, join popular San Francisco Bay Area instructor James Sokol to journey through a diverse array of music – Broadway, pop, opera & more! – exploring the theme of the moon along the way. Audio & video clips bring the beauty of music into our discussion!  

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Songs of Love: A Multi-Genre Musical Celebration 

Sunday, February 14 

2-3:15pm (EST) 

 

It’s said that “love is a many-splendored thing!” But so, too, is music, no? Join popular San Francisco Bay Area instructor James Sokol to journey through a diverse array of music – Broadway, pop, opera & more! – exploring the theme of love along the way. Audio & video clips bring the beauty of music into our discussion!  

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Songs of Victory & Triumph: A Multi-Genre Musical Celebration of Purim 

Thursday, February 25 

2-3:15pm (EST) 

 

Celebrate Esther and Mordecai’s triumph by joining popular San Francisco Bay Area instructor James Sokol to journey through a diverse array of music – Broadway, pop, opera & more! – exploring the theme of victory & triumph along the way. Audio & video clips bring the joy of music into our discussion!  

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