Musical offerings

OMJCC / National JCC Adult & Senior Alliance

Songs of Friends: A Multi-Genre Musical Celebration of Friendship Day on Thursday, July 29th from 4-5:15 pm (ET) on Zoom.

Prepare for International or National Friendship Day (July 30 or Aug 1) with popular instructor James Sokol and his guided journey through a diverse array of songs – classical, folk, pop & more – and interesting tidbits, all of which celebrate friends & friendship! For details & tickets, click here.  Please select that you learned about this program from the Schenectady JCC. (See picture below.)

 

Exploring Opera: Tuneful Trivia on Thursday, August 5 & 19 from 4-5:30 pm on Zoom

Whether interested or not in joining a fun, educational and non-competitive game – a combination of Name That Tune (or opera, or singer) and Jeopardy – don’t miss popular instructor James Sokol’s new 2-session mini-series, which will touch on a wide range of operatic repertoire & singers. Answers will be found in beautiful video performance clips that bring the thrill of opera into our discussion. 

Come for the music; stay for the fun!  For details & tickets, click here. Please select that you learned about this program from the Schenectady JCC. (See picture below.)

 

 

Music & Morsels: Elegant Classical Masterpieces on Wednesday, August 11  from 4-5 pm (ET) on Zoom

Pianist Ian Scarfe takes us back to the 18th-century, with the elegance, wit, and drama of music of Mozart and Haydn. Scarfe will share stories of his studies in Vienna while he was a music student, and talk about how Mozart and Haydn are able to create a dramatic narrative from their elegant and charming classical style.  After the program, join the artist for some live Q&A! For details & tickets, click here. Please select that you learned about this program from the Schenectady JCC. (See picture below.)

 

Songs & Stories: A Tribute of Irving Berlin on Wednesday, August 18 from 4-5pm (ET) on Zoom

Widely considered one of the greatest writers of popular songs, ragtime, Broadway musicals and more, Irving Berlin is – still today – a beloved composer & lyricist. With Gilda Solve’s delightful program of live music & stories, transport back to a more nostalgic time when “There’s No Business Like Show Business” and “God Bless America” was on the lips of every American. As Gilda says, “I’ll be loving you always” in this tribute to Irving Berlin…!  For details & tickets, click here. Please select that you learned about this program from the Schenectady JCC. (See picture below.)

Songs of Seniors: A Multi-Genre Musical Celebration of Older Adults on Friday, August 20 from 2-3:15 pm via zoom

Prepare for National Senior Day (Aug 21) with popular instructor James Sokol’s guided journey through a diverse array of songs – Broadway, pop, country & more – and interesting tidbits of music composed by, performed by and/or celebrating older adults.  Come for the music; stay for the fun!  For details & tickets, click here. Please select that you learned about this program from the Schenectady JCC. (See picture below.)

 

 

Music & Morsels: The Great Romantics on Wednesday, September 1st from  4-5pm (ET) 

Join pianist & historian Ian Scarfe for a live, classical piano concert in which he takes us on a tour of what makes the 19th century "The Romantic Era." After discussing and playing great works by Chopin, Liszt, Mendelssohn, and more, Scarfe welcomes and replies to Q&A from the guests.  For details & tickets, click here. Please select that you learned about this program from the Schenectady JCC. (See picture below.)

 

 

Exploring Broadway: Fabulous “Fiddler” on Thursday, September 9th from  4-5:15pm (ET) 

Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock’s beloved Fiddler on the Roof is widely considered the last of Broadway’s “Golden Age” musicals. Before its premiere, some producers were concerned that it was "too Jewish" to attract mainstream audiences. However, the touching story and beautiful score proved to capture “the essential human longings for love, community, success, freedom, and family.” Join instructor James Sokol for a one-time exploration – filled with interesting facts, delightful tidbits & nostalgic video clips – of this perennial favorite!  For details & tickets, click here. Please select that you learned about this program from the Schenectady JCC. (See picture below.)

 

 

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