HELENE WILLIAMS &
LEONARD LEHRMAN
PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE 2009


We look forward to seeing you!
Please contact us AFTER 10 a.m.
at 516 256-4209 or 516 626-0238
EMAIL:
Helene: helenespierman@verizon.net
Leonard: ljlehrman@gmail.com


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FRI. JAN. 2 8pm BargeMusic, Brooklyn: Music by Elie Siegmeister & his students
----Stephen Albert, Herbert Deutsch, Daniel Dorff, Stephen Lawrence,
----Leonard Lehrman, Joseph Pehrson, and Michael Shapiro
----voice & piano recital: Helene Williams & Leonard Lehrman

*SUN. JAN. 4 2:30pm Great Neck House: music by Elie Siegmeister
----voice & piano recital: Helene Williams & Leonard Lehrman

SAT. JAN. 10 10:15-11:45am National Opera Association convention, Washington DC
----presentation by Elizabeth Kirkpatrick Vrenios, Jerome Barry, George Shirley,
----Helene & Leonard - and Alan Mandel
----Music by Elie Siegmeister That Was Sung Onstage - Or Could Have Been
----Capitol View Ballroom, Key Bridge Marriott Hotel, Arlington VA

*SUN. JAN. 11 2:30pm Great Neck Library choral & solo vocal concert
----music by Elie Siegmeister, including his I Have A Dream cantata
----Ivan Thomas, Lars Woodul, Helene Williams, Linda Thompson-Williams
----Metropolitan Philharmonic Chorus;
----conducted by founder/director Leonard Lehrman

*THU. JAN. 15 7:30pm Massapequa Library (Bar Harbor) American Chamber Ensemble
---Elie at 100--A Master of American Music
----music for woodwinds, piano and voice -
----Naomi Drucker, Denise Lozano Healey, Lynne Cohen, Braden Toan, Marilyn Lehrman
----plus guest artists Helene Williams & Leonard Lehrman

**MON. JAN. 19 8pm United Methodist Church of Huntington/Cold Spring Harbor
----Siegmeister choral & solo vocal concert: including I Have A Dream cantata
----Ivan Thomas, Lars Woodul, Helene Williams
----Metropolitan Philharmonic Chorus;
----conducted by founder/director Leonard Lehrman

*THU, JAN. 22 2pm Bethpage Public Library
----Siegmeister voice & piano recital: Helene Williams & Leonard Lehrman

SUN. JAN. 25 3pm Downtown Music Productions: repeat of I Have A Dream cantata
----Ivan Thomas, Lars Woodul, Helene Williams, Linda Thompson-Williams
----Metropolitan Philharmonic Chorus;
----conducted by founder/director Leonard Lehrman
----Mimi Stern-Wolfe, pianist & series producer
----at St. Marks-in-the-Bowery, 2nd Ave. & 10th St., Manhattan

Shirley Romaine interviews Helene & Leonard on Art Scene on Long Island
Great Neck Ch. 73:
WED. FEB. 11, 5pm; SUN. FEB. 15, 5:30pm; WED. MAR. 4, 5pm; SUN. MAR. 7, 5:30pm
Woodbury Ch. 18:
TUE. FEB. 17, 11am; TUE. MAR. 10, 11am

THU. FEB. 12 8pm Music for Piano & Voice Honoring the Birthdays of
---Elie Siegmeister & Abraham Lincoln,
---Gault Recital Hall, Scheide Music Center, College of Wooster, Ohio

TUE. FEB. 17 12:30pm Brooklyn College
----Siegmeister voice & piano lecture/recital: Helene Williams & Leonard Lehrman

THU. FEB. 19 8pm Gershwin Hotel, 7 E. 27 St., Manhattan
Kathryn Wieckhorst performs Leonard's A Girl Without Morals

FRI. FEB. 27, 2009 11am
Bernstein & Blitzstein: The Jewish Connection
at Florida Atlantic University, 777 Glades Rd., Boca Raton,
Wimberly Library, 5th floor
Info: 561-297-0245; Order tkts ($8 gen. adm.) at 1-800-564-9539 ext.3 or 954-462-0222

SAT. FEB. 28, 2009 8pm Sunsport Gardens Family Naturist Resort, Loxahatchee FL
Helene & Leonard perform cabaret program honoring Anne Fisher's birthday
Carried Away ~ In the Nude
Reservations & Directions: 1-800-551-7217

*SUN. MAR. 8 3pm Syosset Public Library
----Siegmeister voice & piano recital: Helene Williams & Leonard Lehrman

THU. MAR. 12 4pm Long Island Arts Council at Freeport
---2009 Nassau Grants for the Arts Awards Reception
---Helene & Leonard perform Two Songs of the City

SAT. MAR. 21 11:15am-12N Siegmeister voice & piano lecture/recital by Leonard & Helene
----at Society for American Music Convention, Marriott Hotel, Denver, Colorado

*SUN. MAR. 29 2pm Hofstra Celebrates Elie Siegmeister at 100
presented by Hofstra Cultural Center
as part of the Joseph G. Astman International Concert Series: Musical Tributes
Performances by Hofstra faculty, staff and guest artists
----Robert Spiotto narrates "Dick Whittington & His Cat." Other performers to include
----Donna Balson, Chandler Carter, Herbert Deutsch, Nancy Deutsch, Naomi Drucker,
----Tammy Hensrud, Gregory Mercer, Leonard Lehrman, Helene Williams
at Monroe Lecture Center Theater, California Ave., South Campus
Tkts: $18 gen. adm.; $15 seniors; $15 non-Hofstra students; $10 children;
One FREE ticket with current faculty/staff/student HofstraCard.
Info: 516-463-5669; Tkts: 516-463-6644 M-F 11am-3:45pm

SUN. APR. 19 3pm Queens College Choral Room
----solo vocal & piano music by Elie Siegmeister & his students

TUE. MAY 26 5:30pm E.G.: A Musical Portrait of Emma Goldman
Rosenwald Gallery, 6th floor, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
University of Pennsylvania, 3420 Walnut St., Philadelphia
A Celebration of The Women's Section of the
Walter J. Lear U.S. Health Activism History collection
of the University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Rare Book & Manuscript Library
and the U.S. Health Left History Center
Info: 215-386-5327 FREE

THU. JUNE 18 6:30pm Annual meeting of the
National Committee to Reopen the Rosenberg Case
at Tamiment Library (8th floor), New York University
70 Washington Square South.
This year, commemorating the 70th wedding anniversary of Julius & Ethel Rosenberg,
Helene will perform "John Reed" by Abel Meeropol & Elie Siegmeister,
"My Loved One" by Edith Segal, and "Conspirator Reality"
from Alger, the opera in progress by Leonard & Kim Rich.
Mara Goodman, Bill Castleman, and members of the
Metropolitan Philharmonic Chorus will perform
"Conscience" by Leonard & Abel Meeropol.
Miriam Moskowitz and David Alman will read from their books in progress.

SAT. JUNE 27, 2009 3:00pm
Annual Court Street Music Recital
Performances by voice, piano, and composition students
of Helene & Leonard
featuring music by Elie Siegmeister performed by
Ijeoma Merenini, George Mirra, Diana Parau & Jordan Witter
Reservations required: 516-825-2939

SAT. JULY 18, 2009 3:00pm
Play It Tenderly:
Walter Gross Centennial House Concert
Performances by Helene, Leonard, Ben Spierman and Hannah Rosenbaum
+Vintage Recordings of Walter himself, and others
Reservations required: 516-825-2939

THU. AUG. 6, 2009 7:30pm
Naturist Songs "en franglais" III
at the Eastern Canadian Naturist Festival, Bare Oaks, Ontario
Go to OMTSIGofTNS'History.html for a history of
The Naturist Society's Opera/Musical Theatre Special Interest Group

SAT. AUG. 8, 2009 8:00PM Northeast Naturist Festival
20th Anniversary Naturist Concert Extravaganza of
The Naturist Society's Opera/Musical Theatre Special Interest Group
honoring the Elie Siegmeister Centennial and the memory of Lee Baxandall
Empire Haven, Moravia NY

SUN. AUG. 9, 2009 1:30PM
NY Green Fest Celebrates the Elie Siegmeister Centennial
and Other Music Relevant for Our Time
with Helene Williams, soprano & Leonard Lehrman, piano
Nevins Theater, Powell Campus Center, Alfred University, Alfred NY
Info: 607-569-2114

SUN. AUG. 16, 2009 3:00pm Jewish Fellowship of Hemlock Farms, Lord's Valley, PA
and
THUR. AUG. 20, 2009 7:30pm Bryant Library, Roslyn, NY
60th Birthday Celebration Concerts
Music of Charles Osborne & Leonard Lehrman
performed by them with Helene Williams, Faith Steinsnyder, David Perper & Chorus(es)
Telecast on Woodbury Area Channel 20
THU. DEC. 3 [Pt 1] & THU. DEC.10 [Pt 2] 10:30pm


THU. OCT. 22, 2009 6pm Hofstra Conference on Suburban Diversity
Opening Banquet, Mack Student Center, North Campus
Leonard accompanies Jeannine Otis in
"Chalk Marks on the Sidewalk" by Langston Hughes & Elie Siegmeister
and"Long Island Just Isn't Long Enough" by Marcia McNair & Leonard Lehrman

SUN. OCT. 25, 2009 6:30pm Leonard accompanies Cantor Barry Black et al
in a Tango Concert at Jericho Jewish Center

WED. OCT. 28, 2009 8pm 30 Waverly, corner University, New York University
music by Elie Siegmeister & his students, presented by Michael Beckerman:
----Stephen Albert, Tom Cipullo, Herbert Deutsch, Gerald Humel, Stephen Lawrence,
Leonard Lehrman, Joseph Pehrson, Michael Shapiro, Richard White

SUN. NOV. 8 10:00am premiere of Leonard's setting of
The Prayer of St. Francis
United Methodist Church, Huntington/Cold Spring Harbor
180 West Neck Rd., Huntington

[repeated at Interfaith Thanksgiving Service
at UMCHCSH, SUN. NOV. 22 7:00 pm
and at Martin Luther King Memorial Interfaith Service
at St. Hughes, Huntington, SUN., JAN. 17 4:00 pm]

SUN. NOV. 8 2:30pm Play It Tenderly:
Walter Gross Centennial Celebration
Performances by Helene, Leonard, Ben Spierman and Hannah Rosenbaum
+Vintage Recordings & Films of Walter himself, and others
Long Beach Public Library
111 W. Park Ave., Long Beach, NY
Info: 516-432-7201 FREE

THU. DEC. 3 [Pt 1] & THU. DEC.10 [Pt 2] 10:30pm
Long Island Alternative Media, Channel 20 broadcasts the
60th Birthday Celebration Concert
Music of Charles Osborne & Leonard Lehrman
recorded by Bob Goldberg Aug. 20, 2009 at the Bryant Library, Roslyn, NY
performed by them with Helene Williams, Faith Steinsnyder, David Perper
and The Metropolitan Philharmonic Chorus

SUN. DEC. 6 2pm
Robert Spiotto narrates Dick Whittington & His Cat
with Herbert Deutsch, Helene Williams & Leonard Lehrman in
Music by Siegmeister, Deutsch & Lehrman
Connetquot Library, 760 Ocean Ave., Bohemia NY
Tel. 631-567-5079
Telecast on Woodbury Area Channel 20
THU. JAN. 28 [Pt 1] & THU. FEB. 4 [Pt 2] 10:30pm


WED. Dec. 9 6:15pm Reception, 8pm Concert:
Liebe: Great Yiddish Love Songs
Barry Black, Helene Williams & Leonard Lehrman
Yiddish Artists & Friends Actors Club Benefit
225 E. 51 St., Manhattan; $36 Info: Ruth Harris (516) 569-1678

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--Performances are co-sponsored by
The Prof. Edgar H. Lehrman Memorial Foundation
for Ethics, Religion, Science, and the Arts, Inc.,
co-sponsored by Maldeb Foundation.
*This program is made possible in part
with public funds from the N.Y. State Council
on the Arts' Decentralization Program, administered
by the L.I. Arts Council at Freeport.
**Co-sponsored by Maldeb Foundation
All Siegmeister Centennial concerts co-sponsored by The Puffin Foundation.