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Exploring Music: Jewish Composers & Jewish Influences in Classical Music

Thursday, May 9 @ 1:00 pmThursday, May 30 @ 2:00 pm

Dive into great works by great composers with instructor Clint Edwards

Exploring Music: Jewish Composers & Jewish Influences in Classical Music

Four Thursdays, May 9, 16, 23 & 30

1-2pm (PT), 2-3pm (MT), 3-4pm (CT), 4-5pm (ET)

on Zoom

May 9: Johann Strauss II – the Waltz-King of Vienna: Exploring the life and works of the 19th century master of the waltz, the stories behind his greatest works, and the rich cultural scene of Vienna.

May 16: Aaron Copland – Appalachian Spring: Exploring one of Aaron Copland’s greatest ballet scores, the history behind the piece, and analysis of Copland’s remarkable compositional methods, in the creation of a 20th century masterpiece.

May 23: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Holocaust – Symphony 13 “Babi Yar”: Though not jewish himself, Dmitri Shostakovich was profoundly impacted by the events of WWII and the Holocaust. As we analyze his monumental 13th symphony (“Babi Yar”), itself a commemoration of the atrocities committed upon Jews in the Soviet Ukraine, we will trace Shostakovich’s commemoration and empathy for the victims of these events.

May 30: Felix Mendelssohn – The Italian Symphony: Exploring the creation of one of Mendelssohn’s greatest works – with musical analysis and biographical insights into his creative process.

Save! Register by May 7th for “Early Bird” pricing!

About Clint Edwards

Clint Edwards is a composer, arranger, and pianist. His compositions and arrangements have been performed around the world, including NYC’s Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, WQXR, Joe’s Pub, The Green Room 42, and The Eugene O’Neill Theater Conference, as well as in concert venues throughout England, Holland, Australia, Germany, South Korea, and Poland. He is the winner of the 2019 Broadway World Award for “Best Independent Album Release.” As a pianist, he regularly gives more than 350 performances a year in the NYC metropolitan area.

Tickets & Notes:

“Early Bird” Tickets $50 ($12.50 per class). Available until 48-hours prior to the start of the first class.

“Regular” Tickets $60 ($15 per class). Available until the start of the last class.

Tickets are 1) are for this session only, 2) are per device, not per person on Zoom, and 3) are non-refundable & non-exchangeable.

The Fine Print:

Fortunately, we’ve had very few issues, but just to be clear…

Your Zoom “Event Link”: The Zoom event link will be emailed to all registrants 2-days before the event begins. To help it land in your “inbox,” before registering, please add the following emails to your contacts:

  • JCC Alliance — alliance@marinjcc.org
  • Sara Allen — sallen@marinjcc.org

Registrants are requested to make sure the email w/link has arrived by the evening of May 7th. If the email does not arrive, please see “Troubleshooting” below.

The email w/link will be re-sent to all registrants about 1-2 hours prior to the event. NB: However, if it landed somewhere other than in your inbox upon registration, it will probably do the same later.

Have a Comcast email? Please refer to this guide: https://www.xfinity.com/support/articles/spam-filters-and-email-blocking-new-experience.

Troubleshooting: We will do our best to remedy any issues. Registrants who have NOT received the email w/link are asked to check their email “junk” and “spam” folders. If found, please move the email to your inbox. If the email/link is still not there, please contact James (see below) immediately.

Late Troubleshooting: We will try our best – but cannot guarantee – help with Zoom links to guests contacting Sara less than 15-minutes prior to the event.

Live Only: In agreement with our guides, artists, instructors, special guests, etc., events are not recorded. Make-up sessions are unavailable. Credit/refund is not given for missed events.

Liability: While we will do our best to remedy any issues, The Osher Marin JCC & its Program Partners cannot be held responsible for 1) issues related to Eventbrite or Zoom, 2) ticket buyers not following the instructions above, nor 3) packing, shipping, or deliver services of food/beverages not received in time for tasting events.

Don’t ya just hate “the fine print?!!”

Questions? Please email sallen@marinjcc.org.

Exploring Music is created by the Osher Marin JCC (San Rafael, CA) and offered by the National JCC Adult & Senior Alliance. See below for a full list of Alliance Partners.

ALL ARE WELCOME to join in our activities! JCC members, non-members, those who live near or far, people of all backgrounds, faiths, ethnicities, hair styles, fashion choices, chocolate preferences, etc. “The more the merrier!”


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