The Saul I. Stern Cultural Series will open its 26th season at the Jewish Congregation of Marco Island, located at 991 Winterberry Drive, Saturday, January 18th, 2020, at 7:30 PM.
The opening event is the “Roots of Jazz” from Klezmer to Gershwin. Klezmer is the musical tradition of the Jews of Eastern Europe. When Gershwin, Ziggy Elman and others learned the music from their immigrant parents, these musicians evolved it into their own musical style, for which they became famous.
The performers—Dan Weiner from the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, Md. and Tim Schwartz, who began his career at age 9, performing for the Philadelphia Orchestra—not only to play, but offer interesting dialogue about each piece.
The performance is open to the public. A reception follows. For more information and tickets, contact the Synagogue office at 239-642-0800.