Opens Oct 8, 2017
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
From Mendelssohn to Bernstein, from European courts to Yiddish theater and the Broadway stage, many Jewish composers have wrestled with their faith. We'll explore this rich musical dynamic through sublime classical works, church anthems and oratorios, American songbook hits and Broadway novelties. Discover the world of sound, lyrics, and ideas that comes about when creativity bumps up against social pressure, and the resulting music does — and doesn't — sound Jewish.