From 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., 22 of San Diego’s finest and most diverse choral groups will perform, with each given a 12-minute slot to showcase its vocal offerings. At 2:00 p.m., all the choirs will join together on the organ pavilion stage, steps, and along the colonnades, for a massed choir sing of 1,000 voices conducted by Dr. Arlie Langager, Chair of the MiraCosta College Music Department and with the participation of Civic Organist Raul Prieto Ramirez. In addition to the massed choir sing, there will be two audience sing-along segments. (All times approximate and subject to change.)
The third-annual Art of Dance fundraising celebration features fashion, dance, and culinary arts inspired by Marc Chagall’s “The Juggler.” The festive party environment at the innovative HUB and IDEA1 will create an evening of entertainment and experiences that will wow the senses.
VIP guests will enjoy a private pre-event cocktail hour on the beautiful rooftop lounge. General admission guests will mix and mingle with San Diego art, fashion, and dance patrons while enjoying interactive art, themed craft cocktails and sweet and savory tapas created by San Diego’s most innovative chefs.
A team of local fashion designers will create one-of-a-kind garments inspired by paintings by Marc Chagall’s “The Juggler.” The works will be modelled and featured in a fashion runway walk.
Performances by the Malashock Dance Company, live music, interactive art, and an exciting live auction and paddle raise will round out the evening’s festivities.
The purpose of the event is to engage, entertain, and encourage our generous community to keep the the arts in the forefront of their giving priorities, and create access to arts education for underserved communities.
Ronit Weiss-Berkowitz, MGSDII visiting professor at SDSU, is one of the most powerful women in Israeli cinema. She has been a writer on several television series, directed documentaries and also served as a script editor on two series. She is well known in Israel for the drama “A Touch Away” and the documentary, “A Place Under the Sun.” She was Editor-in-Chief at Keter Publishing House, one of the largest publishers in Israel, and has edited books by celebrated writers, including Amoz Oz, Shemi Zarhin, and Nava Semel.
Jamie Bernstein the oldest daughter of Leonard Bernstein, one of the 20th century’s most revered musicians, offers a rare look at her father on the centennial of his birth. Chief conductor of the New York Philharmonic, composer of West Side Story, Candide, On the Waterfront, and On the Town, Renaissance artist in a variety of musical forms, humanitarian and all-around celebrity, he held court with everyone from the Kennedys to the Black Panthers to John Lennon. In this intimate portrait of a complicated and occasionally tormented artist and father, Jamie Bernstein—a celebrated concert narrator, broadcaster, journalist, poet, and radio producer/host in her own right—tells a great American story about one of the greatest Americans of the modern age.
“In the year of Leonard Bernstein’s centenary, with its worldwide celebrations, this book is a startling inside view…a story of encompassing family love, Jewish-American style, with all its glories and corrosions.” –The New Yorker
Join Pulitzer finalist Nathan Englander (Dinner at the Center of the Earth, What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank) for Shabbat dinner and conversation about his best work yet—a brilliant satire, reminiscent of early Philip Roth, about a son’s failure to say Kaddish for his dead father. Larry is an atheist in a family of orthodox Memphis Jews. When his father dies, it is his responsibility as the surviving son to recite the Kaddish, the Jewish prayer for the dead, every day for eleven months. Larry refuses—thus imperiling the fate of his father’s soul. To appease his family, he hires a stranger through a website called kaddish.com to recite the daily prayer and shepherd his father’s soul safely to rest. For full menu visit sdcjc.org.
In this lively 90-minute program, Barry Edelstein, called by NPR “one of the country’s leading Shakespeareans,” provides audiences a unique opportunity to learn the methods he imparts to professional actors in the rehearsal room. As Edelstein and three skilled actors demonstrate these techniques live on stage, this entertaining behind-the-scenes look at the creative process offers a primer on the tools used to hear and understand Shakespeare. With humor and insight, it brings audiences into the intoxicating world of the Bard and shows how his masterful poetry can come to life for everyone.