FALL 2019 LECTURES
American Musical Theater and the Legacy of Jewish Emigration, from Show Boat to Fiddler on the Roof
A presentation by Howard Pollack, scholar, author, a leading musicologist and musical biographer
Wednesday, October 30
7:30 PM, Davis Auditorium, Palamountain Hall
Free and open to the public
Jewish American composers, many of them children of Russian-Jewish immigrants, in collaboration with Jewish lyricists and librettists, played an extraordinary role in the creation of the classic Broadway and Hollywood musicals of the twentieth century, as well as American opera of the same period—composers that include Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Aaron Copland, Richard Rodgers, Marc Blitzstein, and Harold Arlen.
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