Lecture/Seminar/Recitals Given by Leonard J. Lehrman, as of December 19, 2016

3 Moscow Concerts:
Nov. 1, 2016 Lecture/Recital in English at The American Center, U.S. Embassy,
Nov. 2, 2016 Voice & Piano Recital, introduced in Russian, at Skryabin Museum, Moscow
co-sponsored by The Long Island Composers Alliance
including works by Blitzstein, Lehrman, Siegmeister, Pavlova, Dargomyzhsky, Mandelbaum, Slonimsky, Scriabin, Siniakova, and Medvedovskaya
Nov. 3, 2016 Lecture/Recital in Russian at Russian University for the Humanities, Moscow

3 Russian-American Friendship Concerts in Belarus:
--1)
at Muzey Golubka, Minsk, June 11, 2016
--2) at Music School, Bobruisk, June 13, 2016
--3) at Music Hall, Vitebsk, June 16, 2016

Mozart Piano-Voice Lecture Recital at Bethpage Public Library, Apr. 19, 2016
Celestial Steam Concert at Cradle of Aviation, Oct. 3, 2015
Brahms Piano-Voice Lecture Recital at Bethpage Library, Aug. 13, 2015
5 Jewish Opera Lectures at Community Church, Jan.-May 2015
Khanike Kabaret Lecture/Recital @Institute for Adult Jewish Studies, Dec. 15, 2014
2 Jewish Opera Classes at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, NYC, Aug.-Sep. 2014

2 Morris Schappes Centennial Celebrations at Queens College & at NYU, May 6 & 10, 2007



Russian-American Friendship Concerts with soprano Helene Williams in Belarus:
1) at
Muzey Golubka, Minsk, June 11, 2016
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Tatyana Gorshkova Intro
Intro to Marc Blitzstein's Goloopchik
Blitzstein: Russian Language & Mamasha Goose
Intro to John Reed
--Lehrman: Letter to Louise [Bryant]
--Meeropol-Siegmeister: John Reed
Intro to E.G.
Russia-America - from E.G.
Intro to Tom Lehrer
Lehrer: Lobachevsky
Natasha's Lament from Dargomyzhsky's Rusalka
2 settings of Lermontov poem
--1) Alexander Dargomyzhsky: Clouds
--2) Sergei Slonimsky: Tuchi
Intro to 7 Russian Songs by Lehrman:
--1) Alexander Blok: Benediction
--2) Galina Leybovich: Untitled
--3) Afanasy Fet: Greeting
--4) Ivan Krylov: Quartet
--5) Gavril Derzhavin: Nightingale in a Dream
--6) Alexander Pushkin: Winter Morning
--7) Vladimir Mayakovsky: My University
Intro to Medvedovskiy/aya
Medvedovskaya : Leningrad Siege Song
Intro+Nina Siniakova: Falling in Love
Koloda Duda & WhereHaveAllTheFlowersGone?
Prokofiev: Xenia's Lament from Boris Godunov
Joel Mandelbaum: Overture & Finale from The Dybbuk
Intro to Sima
Manya's Lullaby from Sima
Intro + Bruce Adolphe: Mikhoels Scene
Zog Nit Keynmol, Tum Balalaika
Tchaikovsky: None But the Lonely Heart (in Russian)

2) at Music School, Bobruisk, June 13, 2016
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here for Playlist, or click on individual excerpts:

Maya Kazakevich Intro
Leonard Lehrman Intro
Tum Balalaika
Lazar Weiner: Yiddish
Intro to Zisl Slepovich
Slepovich: Chashniki
Intro to Ivan Krylov
Krylov-Lehrman: Quartet
Pushkin-Lehrman: Winter Morning
Intro to Solomon Mikhoels, Pete Seeger
KolodaDuda/WhereHaveAllTheFlowersGone?
Gifts

3) at Music Hall, Vitebsk, June 16, 2016
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here for Playlist, or click on individual excerpts:

Arkady Shulman Intro
Leonard Lehrman Intro
Weiner: Yiddish
Slepovich: Chashniki
Grine Kuzine
A Yiddishe Momme
Lehrer/Lehrman: Hanukka in SantaMonica,GootYuntif
Intro to E.G.
Russia-America
Intro to Lobachevsky
Lehrer: Lobachevsky
Intro to Marc Blitzstein's Goloopchik
Blitzstein: Russian Language-Mamasha Goose
Natasha's Lament Sergei Slonimsky: from Dargomyzhsky's Rusalka
Sergei Slonimsky:
Tuchi
Intro to Nina Siniakova
Siniakova: Falling in Love
Intro to 7 Russian Songs by Lehrman
--1) Alexander Blok: Benediction
--2) Galina Leybovich: Untitled
--3) Afanasy Fet: Greeting
--4) Ivan Krylov: Quartet
--5) Gavril Derzhavin: Nightingale in a Dream
--6) Alexander Pushkin: Winter Morning
--7) Vladimir Mayakovsky: MyUniversity
Medvedovskaya: Leningrad Siege Song
KolodaDuda/WhereHaveAllTheFlowersGone
Joel Mandelbaum: Dybbuk Overture & Finale
Intro +Manya's Lullaby from Sima
Intro to 3 Yiddish Songs
--1) Zog Nit Keynmol
--2) Oy Momme, bin ikh farlibt (Ellstein)
--3) Tum Balalaika
Tchaikovsky: None But the Lonely Heart (in Russian)
Presentation

Mozart Piano-Voice Lecture Recital
with soprano Helene Williams
at Bethpage Library, Apr. 19, 2016
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Introduction to 4 Songs
--1) Das Veilchen
--2) Oiseaux, si tous les ans
--3) Abendempfindung
--4) Als Luise die Briefe
Intro & Menuetto, K. 1a
Ilia's Aria from Idomeneo
Letter to Dean
Intro Marriage of Figaro
-- Susanna's Aria from Act IV
-- Countess's Aria from Act III
Intro Piano Sonata #13, K. 333
Piano Sonata #13, K. 333 (3 movtemens)
Intro Cosi fan tutte
-- Despina's Aria
-- Fiordiligi's Aria
Piano Fantasy #3, K. 397
Auden Metalogue to The Magic Flute (1956)
Pamina's Aria
Don Giovanni Duet

Celestial Steam Concert at Cradle of Aviation, Oct. 3, 2015 by Long Island Composers Alliance
2 Excerpts performed by Woodwind Quintet, with Introductions:

Playlist
Moon Intro
Leonard Lehrman: The Waning Moon (conducted by the composer)
Star Clusters Intro
Julie Mandel: Star Clusters

Johannes Brahms Piano-Voice Lecture Recital
with soprano Helene Williams
at Bethpage Library, Aug. 13, 2015
in memory of Emily Lehrman (Mar. 1, 1923-Jan. 13, 2015)
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Carol Shapiro Intro
Leonard Lehrman Intro to Brahms & 4 Songs
--Staendchen, op.106#1
--O wuesst' ich doch den Weg zurueck, op.63#8
--Botschaft, op.47#1
--Der Tod, das ist die kuehle Nacht, op.96#1
Intro to 3 Piano Pieces
--Intermezzo, op.119#1
--Intermezzo, op.118#2
--Ballade, op.118#3
Intro to "Wie Melodien" +3 songs
--Wie Melodien, op.105#1
--Sapphische Ode, op.94#4
--Verzagen, op.72#4
--Mainacht, op.43#2
Intro to 2 final songs
--Sommerabend, op.85#1
--Von ewiger Liebe, op.43#1
Intro to 2 Encores
--Am 15 Mai 1896 - Joel Mandelbaum's setting of a Brahms letter (world premiere)
--Vergebliches Staendchen op.84#4

Lecture/Seminars Given by Leonard Lehrman on Jewish Opera
in memory of Emily Lehrman (Mar. 1, 1923-Jan. 13, 2015)
hosted by Joel Mandelbaum at Community Church of New York, sponsored by The Maldeb Foundation
Videotaped by Helene Williams, Jan. 20, 2015-May 13,2015

Lecture #1 Jan. 20, 2015: Social Consciousness

Lecture #2 Feb. 25, 2015: Musical Dybbuks
with composers Joel Mandelbaum & Jerrold Morgulas and sopranos Helene Williams & Anastasiya Roytman

Lecture #3 Mar. 18, 2015: Biblical Women
with soprano Helene Williams, guest mezzo Galit Dadoun Cohen and guest composer Elizabeth Hoffman

Lecture #4 Apr. 22, 2015: Holocaust Operas
with composers David Amram, Dan Burwasser, Joel Mandelbaum and Mira J. Spektor;
conductor Mira J. Spektor; librettist Susan Fox and her husband Stephen Orenstein
and sopranos Helene Williams & Kathryn Wieckhorst

Lecture #5 May 13, 2015: Emma Goldman
with composer Elaine Fine, Karen Avrich, Margie Barab, Carol Jochnowitz,
Pamela Sanabria, Sheila Dean Wormer and Douglas Kiddie
and Helene & Leonard singing Fine, Kulesha & Lehrman

Khanike Kabaret at North Shore Synagogue, Syosset
sponsored by Institute for Adult Jewish Studies, Dec. 15, 2014
with Helene Williams & Leonard Lehrman at the piano.
Click here for Playlist, or click on individual excerpts:

Shalom from Milk & Honey by Jerry Herman
Introduction by Leonard Lehrman
Yerushalayim Shel Zachav by Naomi Shemer
Hanukka in Santa Monica - Goot Yuntif by Tom Lehrer (2d verse by Leonard Lehrman)
12 Jewish Haikus by Leonard Lehrman
A Yiddishe Momme
Ev'ry Boy Should Have a Jewish Mother by Leonard Lehrman & Joshua Vogel
Dona Dona from Esterke
Grandfather Song from Idiots First by Marc Blitzstein & Leonard Lehrman
from Fiddler on the Roof!
-- Far from the Home I Love
-- Any Day Now
-- When Messiah Comes
-- The Richest Man in Town
-- Matchmaker
-- Do You Love Me?
Franchise from Jewish Humor from Oy to Vey by Seymour Barab
The Rabbi & the Rich Man from Lehrman's Suppose A Wedding
Miracle Song [cut] from Reuben Reuben by Marc Blitzstein, arr. L.Lehrman
Encore: Simon's Prophecy from Leonard Lehrman's Hannah

Two Classes Taught by Leonard Lehrman on Jewish Opera
at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
Videotaped by Helene Williams, Aug. 28 & Sep. 2, 2014

Class #1 Aug. 28, 2014: MLKing, Siegmeister, Blitzstein, Malamud

Pt 1 Introduction to I Have A Dream by Elie Siegmeister
----I Have A Dream Part 3 Manhattan premiere, Jan. 15, 1989, Harlem School of the Arts
Pt 2 Introduction to "Then" by Marc Blitzstein
----"Then" as performed in Halifax, 2012
Pt 3"How I Met My New Grandfather" introduced & conducted by Leonard Bernstein
----"Grandfather Song" as performed in Halifax, 2012
Pt 4 Introduction to Idiots First
----Scenes 1-2 (of 13) as performed at NYU by Center for Contemporary Opera
Pt5 CD excerpt from Siegmeister's Lady of the Lake
& Introduction to Lehrman's Suppose A Wedding
----Part 1 (of 4) as performed at HUC-JIR by Long Island Composers Alliance
Pt6 Introduction + "The Rabbi & the Rich Man"

Class #2 Sep. 2, 2014: Operas Based on Yiddish Sources - Guests: Sheldon Harnick & Joel Mandelbaum

Pt 1 Arnold Rosner: Bontsche Schweig Finale (on CD)
Pt 2 Sheldon Harnick on Arnold Perl et al
Pt 3 Sheldon Harnick on Fiddler on the Roof! vs. Opera
Pt 4 "Far from the Home I Love" sung by Lauren Levy
Pt 5 modes, Joel Mandelbaum, "Tradition"
Pt 6 "The Richest Man in Town" into "Miracle of Miracles"
Pt 7 on "Any Day Now"
Pt 8 on "When Messiah Comes"
Pt 9 on "Get Thee Out
Pt 10 Duet: "When Messiah Comes" sung by Helene Williams & Leonard Lehrman
Pt 11 on "Dear Sweet Sewing Machine"
Pt 12 on Tevyes (Zero Mostel et al) +Danny Kaye
Pt 13 on Jerome Robbins
Pt 14 on opera, "Why do you do this?" & Joel Mandelbaum--on Fiddler as Opera(!)
Pt 15 Q&A +Yiddish Skat
Pt 16 Other Projects

Two Morris Schappes Centennial Celebrations

May 6, 2007 at Queens College, including:


Introduction by Jonathan Irving
Leo Hershkowitz
Steve Leberstein
Leonard Lehrman on Centennials at Queens
Henry Foner speaks & sings
IJ Merenini sings "Chalk Marks on the Sidewalk" by Langston Hugues & Elie Siegmeister
Leonard Lehrman on Heine, Lazarus, Hammond
Helene Williams sings "Ballad of the Children"
Carol Jochnowitz reads from Schappes' "Doing Time"
Helene Williams sings "Where Do I Belong?"
Helene Williams sings "If I Can't Dance" (& dances with Leo Hershkowitz)
Nina & Samantha Gordon sing "Die Gedanken Sind Frei"
Nina & Samantha Gordon sing "Tum Balalaika"
Nina & Samantha Gordon sing "Dona Dona"
Nina & Samantha Gordon sing "If I Had a Hammer"
Helene Williams & Susan Blake sing the Zipporah-Hannah Duet from the opera Hannah
Susan Blake sings Joel Mandelbaum's & Lea Fichandler's "The Causes Are Waiting For You"
Helene Williams sings Lawrence Bush's & Leonard Lehrman's "When Moshiach Comes"
Final Q&A

and May 10, 2007 at Tamiment Library, NYU, including:


Helene Williams & Carol Jochnowitz Setting Up
Introduction by Michael Nash
Steve Leberstein
Steve Strum re Sidney Hook
Leonard Lehrman on Jewish Currents & Morris Schappes
Henry Foner
Elie Siegmeister's Rapp-Coudert Round sung by Henry Foner, Helene Willliams & Leonard Lehrman
Leonard Lehrman on Heine, Lazarus, Hammond
Helene Williams sings "Ballad of the Children"
Carol Jochnowitz reads from Schappes' "Doing Time"
Intro to 2 excerpts from E.G.: A Musical Portrait of Emma Goldman:
Helene Williams sings "Where Do I Belong?"
Helene Williams sings "If I Can't Dance" & dances with Nat Lehrman
Larry Bush asks Q re Rudoff
Nina Gordon sings "Die Gedanken Sind Frei"
Nina Gordon sings "Tum Balalaika"
Nina Gordon sings "Dona Dona"
Nina Gordon sings "If I Had A Hammer"
Helene Williams & Susan Blake sing Zipporah-Hannah Duet from Hannah
Helene Williams sings Larry Bush's & Leonard Lehrman's "When Moshiach Comes"
Irwin (& Richard) Corey
on Barry Cohen, New Music Connoisseur, Bob Sherman
on the Schappes' childlessness
Susan Blake Q Larry Bush A
on biography of Schappes