Date: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pmLocation:
Beth El Hebrew Congregation
3830 Seminary Road
Contact: Shelly Rosenstein
A Special Musical Morning with NPR’s Miles Hoffman: “What Makes Jewish Music Jewish?”
Wednesday, June 7, 10:30am-12:30pm (includes light brunch)
Presenter: Miles Hoffman, NPR Commentator for Morning Edition; violist and artistic director, American Chamber Players
Miles Hoffman has been educating and entertaining American audiences on National Public Radio (NPR) for nearly 30 years. Join us for a rare opportunity to meet and hear Mr. Hoffman in person. Using examples from the works of such composers as George Gershwin, Erich Korngold, Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein, Ernest Bloch, Richard Rodgers, and Benny Goodman, Mr. Hoffman will discuss what makes Jewish music Jewish. He will also examine aspects of Jewish tradition, history, culture, and psychology in order to explain the disproportional presence of Jews among the ranks of great musical artists of the last 100 years.
Join us for a light brunch (10:30am-11am) before the lecture where you can meet, greet, and eat with Mr. Hoffman!
This program is co-sponsored by the J’s Cultural Arts and Adult Services Departments.
Fee: $10 (includes program and light brunch items)
RSVP: Submit payment and registration to the J. Make check payable to JCCNV, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax, VA 22031