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Performing Arts Series

The J Performing Arts Series, open to all members of the metro community, includes public performances of professional music, dance and theatre productions, play readings, Broadway cabaret events, and children’s theatre productions.

The Performing Arts Series presents cultural programming designed to engage people of all generations and to provide texture and insight into the rich cultural history and contemporary trends of the Jewish people. The Series strives to make the J a destination for both J members and the general public to celebrate and appreciate Judaism’s culture, people, spirituality, wisdom, humor, and creativity.

The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra and the J Cultural Arts collaborate to create a new Chamber Music Series featuring renowned artists in an intimate concert setting. Check this page for updates on performances from the series.

 

Upcoming Events:    

Friday Morning Music Club (FMMC)

Friday, September 6, 1pm
FMMC musicians return to the J to present an exciting blend of old and new musical masterpieces with a Jewish connection. The program includes exciting musical masterpieces, including Sergei Prokofiev’s delightful Overture on Hebrew Themes and other works with a Jewish connection.
Tickets: No admission fee

 

Stand-up Comedian Mike Capozzola  

Saturday, September 7, 8pm
Mike Capozzola is a London-based, Italian-American Jewish professional comedian. (Got all that?!) He performs at comedy clubs, theatres, synagogues, JCCs, and Hillels and has appeared at The Twin Cities JCC's Jewish Humor Festival and the Vancouver JCC's Chutzpah Festival. Mike has done English comedy shows in France, Israel, Bulgaria, Germany, Spain, Denmark, Poland, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, and Turkey. He can currently be seen as an agent in "Men in Black International" and you've almost certainly turned off one of his TV commercials. Ages 14+ Refreshments served. 
Tickets: $18 in advance, $25 at door
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Svetlana and the New York Swing Collective

Sunday, September 15, 4pm
A colorful carnival of sound seamlessly moves from sophisticated and sultry retro­spection to a joyful dance party with Svetlana and her band. Led by a scintillating soprano, these young jazz talents play New York Swing in sold-out shows in renowned festivals, jazz clubs, and performing arts centers internationally. According to Lucid Culture Music Blog, it’s “Breakfast at Tiffany’s meets Some Like it Hot.”
Tickets: $20
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Friday Afternoon with Bernstein

Jamie Bernstein, author of Famous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein with a Marcolivia performance: Bernstein – A Man For All Seasons

Friday, October 25, 1pm
Meet the revered composer-conductor’s daughter as she shares her deeply intimate, often hilarious memoir and offers a rare look at her father — the man in the scratchy brown bathrobe who smelled of cigarettes; the jokester and compulsive teacher; the insomniac who taught her to love the world in all its beauty and complexity. Come for the stories and stay for the performance! Marcolivia, a quartet, will highlight how skillfully Bernstein bridged the gap between popular and classical music, both as a composer and through his musical choices as a conductor.  Hear his most inspirational chamber works for piano and strings, and music from a few of the composers that influenced him.
Tickets: $25/ $38 ticket and book
Books will be sold for $17 at the event
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Celebrate Chanukah

Zemer Chai, The Jewish Chorale of the Nation’s Capital

Sunday, December 15, 7pm
Location: Congregation Adat Reyim, 6500 Westbury Oaks Court, Springfield, VA 22152
Enjoy Jewish music for the season – and our world – with one of the nation’s leading Jewish choirs. Founded in 1976 by director Eleanor Epstein, Zemer Chai (“Living Song”) shares the rich musical heritage of the Jewish people at the highest level. The Washington Post praised the choir for “singing passionately with utter precision.” Zemer Chai has performed at the White House, Library of Congress, Strathmore and the Kennedy Center, as well as concert halls in New York City, Philadelphia, Boston, the Catskills, the West Virginia mountains, and the hills of Jerusalem. An integral part of the Greater Washington, D.C. community, Zemer Chai takes pride in building bridges to other faiths and cultures, attracting audiences of many backgrounds and participating in numerous intercultural events. The concert is co-sponsored by Congregation Adat Reyim.
Tickets: $25 in advance/ $36 at the door 
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Les Chansons Juives: Portraits of Jewish Music in France
with 
Dr. Hazzan Ramón Tasat

Sunday, January 11, 7:30pm
Commemorating five years since the "Je Suis Juif" movement in France, Les Chansons Juives, Portraits of Jewish Music in France celebrates the enduring connections between French and Jewish musical traditions in Europe and North Africa.

In addition to music by Jonas and Attia, this concert highlights compositions from different French and Jewish liturgical traditions. Some of the music originates in Bordeaux, Provence, Carpentras, and Bayonne, as well as the unforgettable Paris. 

A number of the compositions were selected and orchestrated by Hazzan Dr. Tasat from Solomon Foy. The concert followed by Q&A.
Tickets: $25
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The National Chamber Ensemble Presents Romantics of the Past and Present

Sunday, January 26, 4pm
The National Chamber Ensemble JCC debut will feature an exciting concert of great music of Felix Mendelssohn, Samuel Barber and George Gershwin. The highlight of the performance will be Alexander Goldstein's Introspective Piano Trio for violin, cello, piano, and computer. A true crossover work, the Introspective Trio marries the classical trio to multi-track computer audio playback and high-definition video effects, evoking both the Disco Era and the mega-rock sensibility of groups such as Queen.

"We are so excited to present this original program that travels across musical genres and presents new artistic and technical challenges which will be exciting to see, hear and experience for both the artists and audience."  Leo Sushansky, Artistic Director

The NCE Artists performing will be:
Steven Honigberg(cello)
Carlos Cesar Rodriquez (piano)
Leonid Sushansky (violin/artistic director)
Click here for complete bios!

Alexander Goldstein is an American music composer, conductor, songwriter, record producer, film producer, director, editor and is the founder of ABG World and SportMusic.com. He has composed scores for over 320 films, radio and television shows, animations, commercials, and sports programs. Forty Olympic Medals and over 125 World Medals were won using the music that was either edited, arranged or written by Alexander Goldstein. 
Tickets: $25
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The National Chamber Ensemble Presents 
Swingin' Sweethearts: A Tribute to Benny Goodman

Saturday, February 15, 7:30pm
Location: Gunston Arts Center - Theatre 1, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington, VA

The Pozez JCC is proud to co-present National Chamber Ensemble's season highlight. Join us for their salute to the legendary Benny Goodman, featuring clarinetist Julian Milkis.

Milkis is Goodman's only student and renowned protege. He will perform some of his mentor's most popular jazz and classical compositions with members of the National Chamber Ensemble.
TICKET SALES START SEPTEMBER 15
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Unless otherwise noted, all performances take place at the Pozez JCC. Check back periodically for updates and additional information on all events. All programs and dates are subject to change.

Underwriting and sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact Michelle Pearlstein.

For questions, and to buy tickets:
Box Office: 703.537.3000 
Email: boxoffice@theJ.org

Please note: seating for most events is assigned by the J based on the date of purchase. Audience members are assigned a group number - group one enters first, group two enters second, etc.

 

Arts & Culture

Contact Us

Cultural Arts Director
Sarah M. Berry
703.537.3075
Sarah.Berry@theJ.org

For Inquiries

703.537.3000

 

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