Thursday, February 6, 2020

Prime Time Musical Afternoon, “From Gottschalk to Gershwin,” @ Livingston Temple March 15


Join us as we trace the important role played by Jewish composers—from Gottschalk in 1842 to Gershwin in the 1920s and 30s—in the history of American music! In an engaging, humorous and thought-provoking concert, pianist Alex Pryrodny, mezzo-soprano Leslie Valentine and tap dancer Alexander MacDonald explore some of the turning points and key contributors, from early fusion attempts until the dawn of the “Jazz Age.” They connect history to the present day to answer the question, “What is American music and what makes it unique, valuable and truly American.”