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Jacob Perlow Series

FALL 2019 LECTURES

American Musical Theater and the Legacy of Jewish Emigration, from Show Boat  to Fiddler on the Roof

Werner Reich

 

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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