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Songs of Friends: A Multi-Genre Musical Celebration of Friendship Day

Thursday, July 29 @ 1:00 pm2:15 pm

Celebrate with James Sokol’s journey through an array of songs – B’way, pop, classical & more! – with the theme of friends & friendship!

Songs of Friends: A Multi-Genre Musical Celebration of Friendship Day

Thursday, July 29

1-2:15pm (PT), 2-3:15pm (MT), 3-4:15pm (CT), 4-5:15pm (ET)

on Zoom

“A friend is one to whom one may pour out the contents of one’s heart, chaff and grain together, knowing that gentle hands will take and sift it, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.” – George Eliot (pen name of English writer/poet Mary Ann Evans)

Prepare for International Friendship Day (July 30) or Friendship Day (Aug 1) with popular San Francisco Bay Area instructor James Sokol and his guided journey through a diverse array of songs – classical, Broadway, pop & more – and interesting tidbits, all which celebrate friends & friendship!

Come for the music; stay for the fun!

About James Sokol

James Sokol started in the opera world under the leadership of Beverly Sills at New York City Opera. After working on projects with the Opera Company of Philadelphia while in graduate school, Sokol moved west to work at San Francisco Opera. He is a former Executive Director of Pocket Opera and a Founding Member of the Singers Development Foundation. He has been teaching throughout the SF Bay Area for over 25-years including at San Francisco Opera, College of Marin, University of San Francisco’s Fromm Institute, Santa Rosa Junior College, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes at Dominican University and Sonoma State University, and for several other organizations.

Sokol is the Director of the National JCC Adult & Senior Alliance and of the Kurland Center for Adult Learning & Living at the Osher Marin JCC (San Rafael, CA). In addition, he curates and leads Cultural Arts Trips including the annual The Best of Broadway: Mostly Musicals trips to NYC, Exploring Opera trips to NYC and Santa Fe as well as general interest trips around the world. Favorite international destinations where he has taken groups include Cambodia, Czech Republic, France, Hungary, India, Italy, Morocco, The Netherlands, Romania, Spain, and Vietnam.

Tickets & Notes:

“Early Bird” Ticket: $5; available until 48-hours prior to the event.

“Regular” Tickets: $12.50; available until 15-minutes before the event begins.

All tickets 1) are per device, not per person on Zoom, and 2) 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 prior to the event. To help it land in your “inbox,” before registering, please add the following emails to your contacts:

  • James Sokol — jsokol@marinjcc.org
  • JCC Alliance — alliance@marinjcc.org

Registrants are requested to make sure the email w/link has arrived by the evening of July 27th. If the email does not arrive, please see “Troubleshooting” below.

The email w/link will be re-sent to all registrants about 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 James less than 1-hour 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? Email James at jsokol@marinjcc.org.

Songs of… 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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