Curtis on Tour, Winds and Strings

A unique chamber ensemble of winds and strings performs expansive works by Beethoven and Penderecki. Curtis alumni Benjamin Schmid, one of today’s most versatile violinists, and Gabriel Kovach, principal horn of the Phoenix Symphony, lead the ensemble for this tour.

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The Teen Production Company
Presents:  Charlie Brown
 (School Edition)

Thursday, Dec 5 - 7:30pm
Saturday, Dec 7 - 7:30pm 
Sunday, Dec 8 - 3pm

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Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel: A Field Guide to the Jewish People

In an exhaustive and exhaustingly hilarious tome, the ingeniously comedic powerhouse trio, Dave Barry, Adam Bansbach and Alan Zweibel, unravel the religion’s long and complicated history, while tackling the tough questions that have been plaguing long-suffering Jewish people everywhere for centuries—like why are yarmulkes round, how to find a steady-handed mohel, who was the first Jewish comedian, how to make perfect Matzah Balls every time, and the real difference between Orthodox and Ultra-Orthodox Jews. What the authors get immediately and definitively out of the way in the preamble, which subsequently follows the preface, introduction, and prologue, respectively, is that Judaism is not a salamander…

Wine and Beer will be served

Books will be available for purchase

For more information, please contact Katy Strulson at 973-530-3915 or kstrulson@jccmetrowest.org

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Joachim Prinz: I Shall Not Be Silent

The documentary, a film about the power of a voice for justice, tells the Rabbi Joachim Prinz story and puts it into context for contemporary audiences, employing archival footage and photos as well as interviews with family and friends, scholars, and civil rights leaders.

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Montage Music Society

Founded in 2004, Montage Music Society has established itself as a versatile ensemble primarily dedicated to music inspired by visual art. Their projects have resulted in a variety of commissions and acclaimed recordings, including “Starry Night Project” on the MSR label. MMS has been featured at the Abiquiu Chamber Music Festival, Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art and its Roswell Artist in Residence Foundation, Library of Congress, Washington DC’s Corcoran Gallery, the Chautauqua Institute and the International Piatti Festival among others. Recent commissions of new works by Andrew List, Ofer Ben-Amots, Nell Shaw-Cohen, Monica Demarco and Bruce Wolosoff inspired by artwork of Gauguin, Bebe Krimmer, Andy Goldsworthy, Luis Jimenez and Martin Resnick respectively. Montage Music Society is featured in documentaries “Creating Music Inspired by Visual Art”.

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Juilliard Trombone Choir

Under the direction of Joseph Alessi, The Juilliard Trombone Choir is a two time winner of the International Trombone Choir Competition. The choir was founded by Joseph Alessi in the early 1990’s and is made up of undergraduate and graduate classical trombone majors from The Juilliard School. Members of the Juilliard Trombone Choir have gone on to play with such orchestras as The Atlanta Symphony, Chicago Lyric Opera, Kennedy Center Orchestra, Charlotte Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony, Philadelphia Orchesrta, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, The Pittsburgh Symphony, The Saint Louis Symphony, The Buffalo Philharmonic, The San Antonio Symphony, The Jacksonville Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Minnesota Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, New York City Opera, Honolulu Symphony, Dallas Symphony, San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, Toronto Symphony, Singapore Symphony, Deutsche Opera, Zurich Opera Orchestra, Frankfurt Oper, Seattle Symphony, and The New York Philharmonic.

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Steve Israel: Big Guns

A blunt and biting parody about guns and politics—think Thank You for Smoking meets the NRA. Based on real people and settings, it takes readers behind the scenes to the most private places on Capitol Hill and pulls back the curtain on congressional absurdities and machinations with the gun lobby.

Israel served as U.S. Congressman from New York for almost sixteen years, retiring in January 2017. “In Congress, I helped write anti-gun violence laws,” he says. “When I realized that Congress wouldn’t pass a single one, I left to write political satire—which at least has a better chance of actually being read.”

Books will be available for purchase

Dessert Reception to follow program

For more information, please contact Katy Strulson at 973-530-3915 or kstrulson@jccmetrowest.org

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Myla Goldberg

The first novel in nearly a decade from Myla Goldberg, the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of Bee Season- a compelling and wholly original story about a female photographer grappling with ambition and motherhood, a balancing act familiar to women of every generation.

Join our JCC Book Group discussion of Feast Your Eyes at 12:00 noon before the program.

Books will be available for purchase

Dessert Reception to follow program

For more information, please contact Katy Strulson at 973-530-3915 or kstrulson@jccmetrowest.org

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