Funny, That Doesn’t Sound Jewish

October 2017

From Mendelssohn to Bernstein, from European courts to Yiddish theater and the Broadway stage, many Jewish composers have wrestled with their faith. We’ll explore this rich musical dynamic through sublime classical works, church anthems and oratorios, American Songbook hits and new works by Chicago-area composers.  Discover the world of sound, lyrics, and ideas that comes about when creativity bumps up against social pressure, and the resulting music does—and doesn’t—sound Jewish.

Performance Dates

Sunday: October 8, 2017
4:00 PM

Congregation Beth Shalom
772 W. 5th Ave.
Naperville, IL 60563

Saturday: October 14, 2017
8:00 PM

K.A.M. Isaiah Israel Congregation
1100 E. Hyde Park Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60615

Sunday: October 15, 2017
4:00 PM

West Suburban Temple Har Zion
1040 N. Harlem Ave.
River Forest, IL 60305

Sunday: October 22, 2017
4:00 PM

Nichols Concert Hall
1490 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201

Audio Samples