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The Chagall Suite
A commissioned 8-movement piano piece inspired by Marc Chagall's artworks, and a tribute to Chagall and Elvis
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June 11 | The Yiddish Philharmonic Chorus: "Chutzpah! Yiddish Songs of Defiance"
Binyumen Schaechter, conductor | Seth Weinstein, pianist
Fueled by optimism, faith, and pride, the Jewish nation has prevailed, resilient in the face of hatred and oppression. The program will feature Yiddish anthems, theatre songs, a liturgical setting, a children's song, and selections from a choral tone poem of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising -- all in some way rallying for solidarity or declaring the need for freedom.
June 15 | Otto Walberg at Don't Tell Mama
Starring Otto Walberg | Directed by Mark Nadler | Seth Weinstein, pianist
An encore performance after last month's sold-out show! Making his long-awaited cabaret debut, Otto Walberg has assembled an evening of songs that range from well-known standards to lesser-known gems by such songwriters as the Gershwins, Hoagy Carmichael, Stephen Sondheim, and Marshall Barer, incorporating stories from New York, Louisiana, and Mr. Walberg's childhood home in rural Oregon.
July 12 | Iolanthe, or Peer Pressure with Light Opera of New York
Staging by Carol Davis and Lesley Berry | Musical direction by Seth Weinstein
What happens when a small operetta company is between stage directors and the musical director finds Gilbert & Sullivan stuffy and has allowed the performers to impose their own musical styles on the score? You get a little bit country, a little bit rock 'n' roll...a little bit barbershop, a little bit girl group...and yes, some real G&S. And a whole lot of LOONY fun!
I'm halfway through my endeavor to walk the perimeters of 26 islands, starting with each letter of the alphabet.
The Train to That Thing in the Desert (by train, mostly, from the 2022 Scrabble Players Championship in Baltimore to Burning Man in the Nevada desert)