The JCC is proud to present our 2018-19 music series.

Emily Misch, Soprano – November 4 at 3:00pm

Emily Misch is a 2018 Metropolitan Opera National Council finalist. The eclectic program, at a private home, will include French and Italian arias, as well as Bernstein and Gershwin. Guest artists playing cello, guitar and piano will appear with Misch. Refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the concert after Q&A.

Neil Rutman, Pianist – December 18 at 7:00pm

Acclaimed concert pianist Neil Rutman presents an evening of Debussy, Chopin, Gershwin and Queen (yes, the rock band) at the JCC. Rutman has distinguished himself as a top prize winner at international competitions, received numerous awards, and performed in major concert venues around the world. The Washington Post wrote that his playing “met the highest standards and his spotless articulation gave the whole program unusual polish and virtuoso marks,” and the New York Times stated that “he won the audience over for himself with exquisite performances–both commanding and full of character.”
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Pre- Concert lecture 7:00pm
‘Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l’air du soir’ – Claude Debussy
‘Feux d’artifce’ – Frederic Chopin
Allegro maestoso
Presto ma non tanto
Stairway to Paradise, Swanee, Do It Again, That Certain Feelin’, I Got Rhythm – George Gershwin
Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
Stars and Stripes Forever – John Phillip Sousa/Horowitz


Tal Katsir, Diva Power – March 10 at 11:00am

The power of the female voice — songs of the great divas. Tal Katsir, accompanied by a guitarist, will perform songs by Whitney Huston, Nina Simone, Rita and more. Katsir performs worldwide with different ensembles and orchestras. She founded her ensemble Occitania, defining a new genre, combining the sounds of the medieval Occitanian troubadours with folk and groove from different musical cultures.
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For more information, contact Maya Tripp at [email protected].

These programs are made possible by the generous help, support and contributions of members of the JCC’s Cultural Arts committee. All Cultural Arts programs at the APJCC are made possible, in part, by generous contributions from Doris & Rick z”l Davis, and an anonymous donor. Thank you also to our sponsors, Genesis Philanthropy Group, the Jewish Education Project, and the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley.

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