On Sunday, March 26, Jill Gold Wright comes to the Sholem Community to discuss her book, Creating America on Stage: How Jewish Composers and Lyricists Pioneered American Musical Theater.
Focusing on the remarkable accomplishments of the Gershwins, Irving Berlin, Rodgers and Hammerstein, and Jerome Kern, Dr. Wright will highlight how Jewish roots and immigrant experience inspired music and lyrics.
She will explore how Broadway musicals, initially considered mere casual entertainment, were transformed by their groundbreaking depictions of 20th century American life. Dr. Wright is a professor of English at Mt. San Antonio College.
With a special live performance of “Great American Songbook” classics by singer Amy Miller, trumpeter Elliot Caine and pianist David Gordon.
DISCLAIMER: This event is not sponsored or endorsed by the Westside Neighborhood School.
Admission is free | Bagels & coffee served | Wheelchair accessible
This free talk is part of the monthly Politics & Culture series presented by the Sholem Community and Workmen’s Circle/Arbeter Ring.
More Info: http://jillgoldwright.com
Contact: Elliot Caine