Online Videos with Leonard J. Lehrman
[in chronological order, most recent first]
For lectures, click here; for cabaret performances, click here.
For Court Street Music concerts, click here.


Memorials to Emily R. Lehrman (Mar. 1, 1923-Jan. 13, 2015)
Jan. 16 & 18, 2015 at The Amsterdam in Port Washington and Guttermans in Woodbury
including photos, speeches by her husband, children, and cousins
and Gavril Derzhavin's "Nightingale in a Dream," music by Leonard Lehrman,
sung by Helene Williams in English translation by Leonard & Emily Lehrman.
Click here for Roslyn News tribute to Emily R. Lehrman.
Click here for tribute to Emily R. Lehrman in Jewish Currents.
Click here for the one in The Pioneer at LIU-Post.
Click here for the June 21, 2015 Court Street Music concert in her memory.
Click here for the July 30, 2015 Naturist CaBAREt concert in her memory.
Click here for the Aug. 13, 2015 Brahms Piano-Voice Recital at Bethpage Library, in her memory.
Click here for the Oct. 18, 2015 Metropolitan Philharmonic Chorus's "Songs of Conscience" concert
at Freeport Memorial Library, in her memory,
including excerpts from Dargomyzhsky's Rusalka in her & Leonard Lehrman's English translation:
The Princess's Aria sung by Perri Sussman, and
The Prince's Aria sung by Gregory Mercer.
Click here for the Nov. 1, 2015 Metropolitan Philharmonic Chorus's "Songs of Conscience" concert
at Roslyn's Bryant Library, in her memory.
Click here for the webpage that includes links to production photos and
the complete opera performed Nov. 22, 2015 at Queens College;
the Dec. 3, 2015 Queens Chronicle review;
the Dec. 6, 2015 Russia Channel One news report;
the English translation (& correction) of that report ;
Mark Greenfest's review at soundwordsight.com.

3 Events Celebrating Release of CD in Memory of Emily R. Lehrman -
"Harmonize Your Spirit With My Calm" [co-produced with Joel Mandelbaum]:
Jan. 13, 2017 Court Street Music Recital, Valley Stream NY
Feb. 3, 2017 Interfaith Service of Metropolitan Synagogue with & at Community Church of NY
with Rabbi Joshua Plaut, High Holidays Cantor Michael Niemann, Rev. Bruce Southworth
Feb. 28, 2017 [postponed from Feb. 9] Recital at Queens College


Complete performance of Leonard Lehrman's opera Hannah, in 30 consecutive segments
mostly from Dec. 23, 2014 NY City premiere
(with some portions from Dec. 9 US premiere and Dec. 21 dress rehearsal)
Click here for a review of the opera by Dr. Jonathan Dzik.

Hannah Fundraising Promo, Oct. 30, 2014
including video with performance excerpts & speeches
by Helene Williams, Fredda Mendelson, Beth Flusser
and reminiscence/testimonial by Cantor Charles Osborne

"Jewish Opera Lives!"
Concert Series Leading Up to U.S. Premiere of Hannah:

Concert #1 at Florida Atlantic University's Jewish Kultur Festival, in Boca Raton, Mar. 6, 2014
Click here for playlist, or click on individual excerpts:

Aaron Kula Intro
Rachel's Romance from La Juive
Maman's 2nd Aria from The Village
The Rabbi & the Rich Man from Suppose A Wedding
Zeyde Lid - Blitzstein-Lehrman Grandfather Song - in Yiddish
Dinah's Lament from Hannah
Franchise from Seymour Barab's Jewish Humor from Oy to Vey

Concert #2 with sopranos Helene Williams & Faith Steinsnyder
mezzo-soprano Galit Dadoun Cohen, tenor David Perper
and Leonard Lehrman at the piano
at Puffin Cultural Forum, Teaneck, NJ Mar. 30, 2014
Click here for playlist, or click on individual excerpts:

Andrew Lee Intro
Sarai's Romance from Noe (Faith)
from La Juive:
-- Eleazar's Cavatine (David)
--Rachel's Romance (Helene)
--Eleazar's Air (David)
Rozhinkes mit Mandeln solo from Shulamis (Galit)
Rabbi & Rich Man from Suppose A Wedding (Leonard)
Manya's Lullaby from Sima (Galit)
Maman's 2d Aria from Mandelbaum's The Village (Helene)
Where Are the Children? from Spektor's Lady of the Castle
Grandfather Song Duet from Blitzstein-Lehrman Idiots First
Trio from Gerald Cohen's Sarah and Hagar
Franchise from Barab's Jewish Humor from Oy to Vey
from Hannah:
--Dinah's Lament (Galit)
--Consolation Duet (Faith, Galit)
--Love Duet (David, Faith)
--Baruch Haba (Wedding Fugue) (All)
--Prophecy Scene (Helene, Faith)

Concert #3 at Freeport Memorial Library, Sept. 7, 2014
Introduced and accompanied by Leonard Lehrman at the piano
Click here for Playlist, or click on individual excerpts:

Introduction to 3 excerpts from Halevy's La Juive
-- Brogni's Aria--Raphael Frieder, baritone
-- Rachel's Romance--Helene Williams, soprano
-- Eleazar's Cavatine--Richard Newman, tenor
Introduction to 2 Excerpts from Fiddler on the Roof!
-- Far from the Home I Love--Lauren Levy, soprano
-- The Richest Man in Town--Leonard Lehrman
Introduction to Mira J. Spektor & Joel Mandelbaum Operas
Where Are the Children? from Spektor's Lady of the Castle --Lauren, Richard, Leonard
Maman's 2nd Aria from Mandelbaum's The Village--Helene

Introduction to Bernard Malamud, Sima, Seymour Barab
Grandfather Song from Idiots First (solo)--Leonard
Manya's Lullaby from Lehrman's Sima--Helene
Franchise from Barab's Jewish Humor from Oy to Vey--Leonard & Helene
The Rabbi & the Rich Man--Leonard

Introduction to Hannah Act I
Dinah's Lament--Helene
Introduction to Law Aria
Mattathias' Law Aria--Raphael Frieder & Ensemble
Introduction to Act I Scene 2
Act I Scene 2 Consolation Duet thru Love Duet
--Hannah: Lauren Levy; Dinah: Helene Williams; Eleazar: Richard Newman
Introduction to Act II
Mattathias' Monolog & Duet with Eleazar--Raphael & Richard
Introduction to Mattathias' Final Scene
Mattathias' Final Scene--Raphael & Ensemble

Introduction & Finale: Come the Revolution Quartet--Leonard, Helene, Richard, Lauren
--from E.G. A Musical Portrait of Emma Goldman

[Concert #4 at Sid Jacobson JCC, Roslyn, Sept. 23, 2014,
with Helene Williams & Leonard Lehrman, was not recorded.]

Concert #5 at Temple Bnai Or, Morristown NJ, Nov. 9, 2014
Introduced and presented by Cantor Galit Dadoun Cohen,
with Helene Williams, and Leonard Lehrman at the piano
Click here for Playlist, or click on individual excerpts:

Gekumen Iz di Tzait from Bar Kochba
Galit's Intro
Rozhinkes mit Mandeln (Galit)
LJL's Blitzstein Intro
Displaced (Helene)
Grandfather Song (LJL)
Il va venir (Helene)
LJL's Judith Intro
Grad's Song of Judith (Galit)
LJL's Holocaust Intro
I'dLikeToGoAwayAlone (Helene)
Manya's Lullaby from Sima (Galit)
Maman's 2nd Aria from The Village (Helene)
Dinah's Lament from Hannah (Galit)
Consolation Duet from Hannah
Baruch Haba from Hannah
Galit's Exile Intro
Eisler Nanna's Lied (Helene)
Weill Nanna's Lied (Galit)
J'attends un navire (Helene)
LJL's Remarks & Finale Intro
Sunrise, Sunset from Fiddler on the Roof!
Come the Revolution from E.G.: A Musical Portrait of Emma Goldman
Galit's Final Remarks
Sabbath Prayer from Fiddler on the Roof!, Bows, Flowers

Concert #6 at Jericho Jewish Center, with Helene Williams, Cantor Galit Dadoun Cohen,
Cantor David Katz (filling in for Cantor Barry Black), Cantor Raphael Frieder,
and Leonard Lehrman at the piano, Nov. 16, 2014.
Click here for Playlist, or click on individual excerpts:

La Juive Intro
Brogni's Aria (Rafi)
Rachel's Romance (Helene)
The Richest Man in Town [cut] from Fiddler on the Roof! (LJL)
Manya's Lullaby from Sima (Galit)
Gekumen Iz di Tzait from Bar Kochba
Grandfather Song from Idiots First> (LJL)
Brecht Weill Eisler Intro (LJL)
Eisler Nanna's Lied (Helene)
Weill Nanna's Lied (Galit)
Pop Quiz on Literary & Musical References (LJL)
Maman's 2nd Aria from The Village (Helene)
Intro & Franchise from Jewish Humor from Oy to Vey (Barab)
Hannah Intro
Dinah's Lament from Hannah (Galit)
Intro & Consolation Duet from Hannah (Helene, Galit)
Love Duet from Hannah (David, Helene)
Pearl Fishers Duet (David, Rafi)
Hannah Final Scene Intro
Mattathias' Final Scene from Hannah
Helene on the Uphill Battle
Come the Revolution from E.G.: A Musical Portrait of Emma Goldman

Concert #7 at Bryant Library, Roslyn, Dec. 1, 2014 (postponed from Nov. 2)
with Helene Williams & Leonard Lehrman at the piano.
Click here for Playlist, or click on individual excerpts:

Sarai's Romance from Noe by Jacques Fromenthal Halevy
Opening Duet from Jacob & Esau by Ruth & David Brin
Rachel's Romance from Halevy's La Juive
The New Suit/Zipperfly from New York Opera by Marc Blitzstein
Rozhinkes mit Mandeln from Shulamis by Avraham Goldfaden
Grandfather Song from Idiots First by Marc Blitzstein & Leonard Lehrman
Manya's Lullaby from Sima by Leonard Lehrman
The Rabbi & the Rich Man from Suppose A Wedding by Leonard Lehrman
Maman's 2nd Aria from The Village by Joel Mandelbaum
[in between was Love Duet video from Hannah by Leonard Lehrman]
from Fiddler on the Roof! :
-- Far from the Home I Love
-- The Richest Man in Town
-- Matchmaker
-- Do You Love Me?
Franchise from Seymour Barab's Jewish Humor from Oy to Vey

from E.G.: A Musical Portrait of Emma Goldman:
-- Where Do I Belong?
-- Come the Revolution

Helene Williams & Leonard Lehrman Sing
Yiddish, Ladino & American Songs of Love & Social Consciousness
at Congregation Nahalat Shalom, Albuquerque, NM Aug. 9, 2014
Click here for playlist, or click on individual excerpts:

Introduction by Temple President Alan Wagman
Bronner-Lehrman&Williams: A Song to Begin + Story
Intro + 2 Brin Settings
-----Brin: Isaac-Rebecca Opening Duet from Jacob and Esau
-----Brin-Lehrman: A Woman's Meditation (world premiere)
Yellen-Pollack: A Yiddishe Momme
Lehrman-Vogel: Ev'ry Boy Should Have A Jewish Mother
Lehrman: Kererte A Ti (in Ladino & English)
Lehrman: The Rabbi & the Rich Man
Lehrman-Naydus: In der Fremd (in Yiddish; introduced & sung by Helene)
Barab: Franchise
Lehrer: The Wild West Is Where I Want To Be
Lehrer: Who's Next? & Wernher von Braun
Lehrman: The One Percent
Lehrman: Zelophehad's Daughters (introduced & sung by Helene)
The Tradition (story told by Leonard)
Bock-Harnick: The Richest Man in Town [cut] from Fiddler on the Roof!
3 Songs by Lou & Peter Berryman:
-----Your State's Name Here
-----Acme Forgetting Service
-----Why Am I Painting the Living Room?
Mitchell-Seeger (arr. Lehrman): Both Sides Now
Lehrman-Shatzky: Hail the Wall!
Levy (adapted by Lehrman & Williams): Take Off Your Clothes
Rotblitt-Rozenblum: Shir L'Shalom (Eng. tr., Lehrman)

Carson Cooman commissioned a solo organ work from Leonard Lehrman:
In Memoriam ArnolD roSnEr, op. 214 (2013)
and premiered it at Harvard's Memorial Church, Aug. 3, 2014.
Two days earlier, he posted the soundtrack here.
Helene Williams videotaped the premiere, in the presence of the composer.

Musicians Club of NY Composers Concert, April 4, 2014
"Rags, Rivers & Romance" at Liederkranz Hall, Manhattan
Click here for playlist, or click on individual excerpts:

Miracle on the Hudson composed & performed by Ronald Gold
Ode to the City of Cologne Brian Hunter sings Leonard Lehrman's setting of Samuel Taylor Coleridge poem, accompanied by the composer
Helene Williams, accompanied at the piano by Leonard Lehrman, sings:
The Waning Moon (Bryant-Lehrman, with moonscapes)
So lasst mich scheinen (Goethe-Spektor)
Der Musensohn (Goethe-Spektor)
Take Me Home Tonight (Spektor)
The National Security Rag (Duet) (Shatzky-Lehrman)

The New Improved SUPERSPY!: The S-e-c-r-e-t Musical
premiered at Medicine Show Theatre, 549 W.52 St., Manhattan, Feb. 7, 15 & 23, 2014
Book by Joel Shatzky; Music by Leonard Lehrman; Lyrics by Both
Starring Helene Williams with the composer at the piano
Click here for Feb. 23, 2014 performance playlist; individual numbers/scenes:

Opening Announcement
Overture
Secret Press Conference
IAmI-WhyDoILoveHim?
We'reRightBecauseWe'reRight
Glorious War
TheManWhoControlsTheDrones
BondGirls
TheGeneticist
TheSDIWaltz
Deniability
HappyHackers
Spydate
JustALittleFavor
AGirlWithoutMorals
FemmeFatale-Scientist/Masterspy-Secretary
TellMe,WhatIsLove?
Superspy (title song)
Senator-Scientist
A Cure for Everything
Hail the Wall!
Denouement
An Upbeat Ending

Click here for Feb. 7, 2014 performance playlist; individual numbers/scenes:

The Secret Press Conference
I Am I - Why Do I Love Him?
We're Right Because We're Right
Glorious War
The Man Who Controls the Drones
Bond Girls
The Geneticist
The SDI Waltz
Deniability
Happy Hackers
Spydate-Just A Little Favor-A Girl Without Morals
FemmeFatale-Scientist,Secretary-Masterspy
Tell Me, What Is Love?
Superspy! [title song]
Senator & Scientist
A Cure for Everythhng
Hail the Wall!
Denouement
An Upbeat Ending

Music from Christmas Eve 2013
Dec. 24, 2013
at Church-in-the-Garden, Garden City, NY
Organist/Choir Director: Dr. Leonard Lehrman; Harpist: Rev. Dr. Karyn Carlo; Soprano Solo: Helene Williams
with the Church Choir: Barbara Wieder, Harriet Hope, Briggs Alfaro & Karyn Carlo
Video: Ronald Hope
Click here for playlist.
Individual excerpts:

Prelude: Variations on "Joy to the World"
"Go Tell It on the Mountain"
"O Little Town of Bethlehem"
"The First Noel"
"Waiting for a King" by J. Paul Williams & Joseph M. Martin
Away in a Manger
Harp Solo: Variations on "Angels We Have Heard on High" arr. by Frank Voltz
"Angels We Have Heard on High"
"What Can I Give?" by Christina Rossetti & Leonard Lehrman
"O Come All Ye Faithful"
"Sing We Now of Christmas" - French carol, arr. by Nathan Cain
"We Three Kings"
"O Holy Night" for soprano, harp & organ (with introduction by Barbara Wieder & Karyn Carlo)
-- music by Adolphe Adam; words by Placide Cappeau, Spanish tr. Gerald Erichsen, English tr. John Sullivan Dwight
"O Holy Night" (without introduction)
"Silent Night"
"Joy to the World"

A Celebration of Vienna
Bethpage Public Library, Oct. 10, 2013
with Helene Williams, Leonard Lehrman,
and guest clarinetist Monte Morgenstern
Click here for playlist.
Individual excerpts:

Rudolf Siecynski (tr. Kim Gannon): Vienna, My City of Dreams
Gruess Gott (Helene greets the audience)
Haydn: Mermaid's Song
Mozart: Parto, Parto from La Clemenza di Tito [with clarinet]
Beethoven: Pathetique Sonata mvt 2
Schubert: Gretchen am Spinnrade
Schubert: Die Forelle
Brahms: Von ewiger Liebe
Tom Lehrer: Wiener Schnitzel Waltz
Viennese Operetta Medley:
Oskar Straus: Waltz Dream & My Hero
Lehar: Vilia & Waltz from Merry Widow
Lehar: You Are My Heart's Delight from Land of Smiles
Johann Strauss: Chacun a son gout (new verse!) from Die Fledermaus
Lehar: On My Lips Every Kiss Is Like Wine from Giuditta
Leonard's introduction of Gerhard Bronner
Gerhard Bronner: Everything Stereo (tr. L.Lehrman)
Richard Strauss: Staendchen
Franz Mittler (Karl Kraus): An eine Falte
Arnold Schoenberg: Piano Piece, op. 23 #1
Alban Berg: Die Nachtigall
Leonard's introduction of Hanns Eisler
Hanns Eisler: Sonata #3 mvt 3
Lehrman (Heine): Gesanglos war ich [soprano & clarinet alone; U.S. premiere]
Schubert: Shepherd on the Rock [with clarinet]

Highlights from High Holiday Services,
a first at the Tuttle Center of The Amsterdam at Harborside, Port Washington, NY
and the first services led by Leonard & Helene
Sept. 4, 2013 Erev Rosh Hashonah; Sept. 13, 2013 Erev Yom Kippur
Click here for Sept. 4, 2013 Rosh Hashonah playlist. Individual excerpts:

Welcome, Maimonides, Hillel
--read by Helene, Leonard, and Nat Lehrman; Leonard's setting sung by Helene & Leonard
Rosh Hashona Candles, Shehekheyanu, Lewandowski: Bar'khu, Sulzer: Shma chanted by Helene
V'ahafta - Story & Prayer told & chanted by Leonard
Piket: Mi Chamocha sung by Helene
Yevtushenko: Autumn poem read by Emily Lehrman
Lehrman: Hashkiveinu sung by Helene in English & Hebrew
Avot v'Imahot, Zochreinu (arr. Lehrman) chanted & sung by Helene
Lehrman: Shalom Rav sung by Helene, with Nat Lehrman on violin
Silent Prayer, Hirsh: Oseh Shalom played by Leonard, sung by Helene & Leonard
Helfman: Shma Koleinu sung by Helene
Talmud Selection read by Laurel Eisenberg
Maimonides on Charity read by Leonard
Lehrman: Mi Shebeirach sung by Helene
Adon Olam sung by Congregation
Shofar Service chanted by Leonard, blown by Helene

Click here for Sept. 13, 2013 Yom Kippur playlist. Individual excerpts:

Welcome, Rab Kahana, Candlelighting, Meditation - Leonard & Helene
Kol Nidre (arr. Felix Guenther) - sung by Helene
Lewandowski: Bar'khu, Sulzer: Shma - led by Helene
Lehrman: Mi Chamocha sung by Helene
Lehrman: V'Shamru sung by Helene
Avot v'Imahot (arr. Lehrman) chanted by Helene
Ben Steinberg: Shalom Rav sung by Helene
Forgive Us, We Are Thy People - Leonard & Helene
I Was Hungry poem read by Nat & Emily Lehrman
Shir L'Shalom (tr. Lehrman) led by Helene
Lehrman: May the Words (from Hannah) sung by Helene
Max Janowski: Avinu Malkeynu sung by Helene
Lehrman: Adoration sung by Helene
Lehrman: Mi Shebeirach sung by Helene
Lehrman: A Secular Kaddish sung by Helene
Joseph Freudenthal: Eyn Keloheynu led by Helene
Amens & Thanks - Leonard & Helene; and Laurel Eisenberg

Conversation with Leonard Lehrman at NY City Center
moderated by Nicole Kempskie, Video by Liz Charky, July 9, 2013
with guest soprano Helene Williams
in conjunction with the new production of The Cradle Will Rock
Click here for playlist. Individual segments:

1 Nicole Kempskie introduces Leonard Lehrman
2 Leonard Lehrman introduces recording of Blitzstein singing "Nickel Under the Foot"
To hear that recording, and read an article on the song, click here.
3 Leonard Lehrman on Blitzstein & Jerome Moross
4 "Life Could Be So Beautiful" - Fragment
5 Introduction to "Send for the Militia"
6 "Send for the Militia"
7 Parade & Cradle
8 Leonard Lehrman & Marc Blitzstein
9 The Cradle Era
10 Bernstein, DeGeyter, Eisler
11 Marc Blitzstein & Kurt Weill
12 Songbook, Sacco
13 Channeling Marc Blitzstein
14 "Torremaggiore Duet"
15 Postscript on Harvard, etc.




Kererte A Ti
arr. for soprano, oboe & piano
setting by Leonard Lehrman of love poem in Ladino

premiered June 20, 2013 at private party in the Bronx
by Helene Williams, Robert Salzman & Leonard Lehrman


Rising from the Ashes: Benefit Concert, June 15, 2013
Church-in-the-Garden, Garden City
Leonard Lehrman performs the "Corcovado" from Darius Milhaud's Saudades do Brasil
Helene Williams, accompanied by Leonard Lehrman, sings Fernando Obradors' "Il cabello mas sutil"

Songs of Love, May 24, 2013
presented by Molloy College at Temple B'nai Sholom, Rockville Centre, NY
Go to playlist of excerpts from the program here
or to individual excerpts as follows:

Introduction & Cole Porter Medley
Introduction & Fraught by Marc Blitzstein
Lovely to Get Back to Love by Marc Blitzstein, completed by Leonard Lehrman
War Song by Dorothy Parker & Marc Blitzstein, completed by Leonard Lehrman
No Rose Need Ask by Langston Hughes & Elie Siegmeister, completed by Leonard Lehrman [from The Wizard of Altoona]
The Rose by Amanda McBroom
You Don't Bring Me Flowers by Alan & Marilyn Bergman & Neil Diamond
Introduction to 3 Personal Songs
The Anchor of My Heart by Leonard Lehrman
The Richest Man in Town by Jerry Bock & Sheldon Harnick [cut from Fiddler on the Roof]
Gather Ye Rosebuds by Leonard Lehrman & Robert Herrick
Tell Me, What Is Love? from Superpy!: The S-e-c-r-e-t Musical by Leonard Lehrman & Joel Shatzky
The Way You Look Tonight by Jerome Kern & Dorothy Fields
I Hold Your Hand in Mine by Tom Lehrer
She's My Girl by Tom Lehrer
All the Things You Are by Jerome Kern & Oscar Hammerstein
Tenderly by Walter Gross & Jack Lawrence
Il Bacio by Ralph Alan Dale
Love Is the Weirdest of All by Lou & Peter Berryman

Social Consciousness on the Stage: Music by Blitzstein, Lehrman & Wiliam George
sung by Helene Williams, William George, and Leonard Lehrman at the piano
Canadian Music Centre, May 11, 2013
Go to playlist of excerpts from the program here or to individual excerpts as follows:

When in Disgrace Leonard Lehrman's setting of Shakespeare's Sonnet #29
The Vision of Chief Seathl by Leonard Lehrman
The Best Thing of All from Regina by Marc Blitzstein
How I Met My New Grandfather from Idiots First by Marc Blitzstein & Leonard Lehrman
Where Do I Belong? from E.G.: A Musical Portrait of Emma Goldman by Leonard Lehrman & Karen Ruoff Kramer
The Rabbi & the Rich Man from Suppose A Wedding by Leonard Lehrman
The Nickel Under the Foot from The Cradle Will Rock by Marc Blitzstein
With a Woman to Be from Act II of Sacco and Vanzetti by Marc Blitzstein & Leonard Lehrman
Mary Donovan vfrom Act III of Sacco and Vanzetti by Marc Blitzstein & Leonard Lehrman
Torremaggiore-Villafalletto Trio from Act II of Sacco and Vanzetti by Marc Blitzstein & Leonard Lehrman
Introduction & Goloopchik Encore "The Russian Language" & "Mamasha Goose" by Marc Blitzstein

Jewish Music - in Yiddish, Ladino & English
Peretz Centre, Vancouver BC, May 10, 2013
Go to playlist of excerpts from the program here or to individual excerpts as follows:

Introduction by Gyda Chud
Introduction & "In der Fremd" translation by Leonard Lehrman
In der Fremd by Leonard Lehrman & Leyb Naydus (in Yiddish)
Bayreuth story
Introduction to "The Rabbi & the Rich Man"
The Rabbi & the Rich Man from Suppose A Wedding by Leonard Lehrman
Introduction to "Send for the Militia"
Send for the Militia by Marc Blitzstein
Introduction to Idiots First
How I Met My New Grandfather from Idiots First by Marc Blitzstein & Leonard Lehrman
Introduction to Ladino
Kererte A Ti by Leonard Lehrman (in Ladino & English)
A Yiddishe Momme by Yellen & Pollack
Ev'ry Boy Should Have A Jewish Mother by Leonard Lehrman
Introduction to E.G.
Where Do I Belong? from E.G.: A Musical Portrait of Emma Goldman
Brandeis E.G. story
Introduction to "Let's Change the Woild!"
Let's Change the Woild! by Leonard Lehrman & Gunter Loscher
Post-Concert Comments

Music by Great Neck Composers
Great Neck Library, May 5, 2013
Music by Herbert Feldman, Morton Gould, George Kleinsinger, Leo Kraft,
Leonard Lehrman, Angelo Musolino, Elie Siegmeister, and Hugo Weisgall
performed by Helene Williams, Leonard Lehrman, and other soloists
with The Metropolitan Philharmonic Chorus [MPC]
accompanied & conducted (mostly from the piano) by Leonard Lehrman

Introduction by Shirley Romaine
Leonard introduces Helene
Introduction of Oscar Brand
My Old Man by Oscar Brand (adapted by Leonard & Helene)
Introduction of Elie Siegmeister's Langston Hughes setting
Childhood Memories by Elie Siegmeister & Langston Hughes
Introduction of Herbert Feldman
Viola-Piano Sonata: Finale by Herbert Feldman
Introduction of Angelo Musolino's Robert Burns setting
A Red, Red Rose by Angelo Musolino, arr. for solo voice, L. Lehrman
Introduction of Morton Gould's music
It's A Living by Morton Gould, arr. for piano solo, L. Lehrman
Introduction of Hugo Weisgall's song
Lullaby by Hugo Weisgall
Introduction of George Kleinsinger's music
Mexican Dance by George Kleinsinger
Introduction to Herbert Feldman's setting of Tennyson's "The Eagle"
The Eagle for voice (Pamela Jusino), viola (Herbert Feldman) & piano
Introduction of "Yedid Nefesh," arr, L. Lehrman
Yedid Nefesh for soprano (Helene Williams), violin (Herbert Feldman) & piano
Introduction of George Wallace poetry & the MPC
Where Is the Song of the Artist on Long Island? by Leonard Lehrman & George Wallace [MPC]
Introduction of Siegmeister Lincoln settings
Anne Rutledge by Leo Israel & Elie Siegmeister [Helene & MPC]
Abe Lincoln in Springfield sung by Charles S. Brown
Introduction of Max Wheat & Second Inaugural [Helene & MPC]
Lehrman's setting of Max Wheat's poem (premiered 4/27/13) & Lincoln's Second Inaugural
Introduction of Feldman Finale
Abraham Lincoln Is My Name by Herbert Feldman, conducted by the composer----premiered 4/27/13
Introduction of Earl Robinson's music
Old Abe Lincoln by Earl Robinson & Alfred Hayes (arr. L.Lehrman) [MPC]
Introduction of Marga Richter's Whitman setting
The Last Invocation by Marga Richter [MPC]
Patricia King's setting of Rexford Lincoln's "Love"
----premiered 4/27/13 [MPC Women], conducted by Leonard Lehrman, accompanied by the composer

Lincoln Poetry & Music by Long Islanders
Long Island University - Post, April 27, 2013
co-sponsored by Long Island Composers Alliance, Lehrman Institute,
and NYSCA Decentralization Grant to Prof. Edgar H. Lehrman Memorial Foundation
Highlights re-recorded by Helene Williams & Leonard Lehrman
at Court Street Music, Valley Stream, April 30, 2013:

Nancy Hanks by Rosemary Benet & Elie Siegmeister
Death of the Flowers by George Selbst (poem by William Cullen Bryant)
The Journey of Life by Leonard Lehrman (poem by William Cullen Bryant)
Someone You Know from Young Abe Lincoln by Victor Ziskin (lyrics by Arnold Sundegaard)
My Childhood Home I See Again by Thomas Smith (poem by Abraham Lincoln) [premiered 4/27/13]
Mary Lincoln's Lament by Julie Mandel (words by Mary Todd Lincoln) [premiered 4/27/13]

Lost Forever
Leonard introduces, accompanies, and conducts
the Choir of Church-in-the Garden, Garden City,
in his arrangement of Abel Meeropol's song, for Earth Day
Apr. 21, 2013


Thomas Smith sings Lehrman for LICA, Freeport, Apr. 14, 2013

Introduction by Leonard Lehrman
John Reed's Last Poem: A Letter to Louise [Bryant]
Conspiritor Reality - from ALGER, opera in progress about Alger Hiss

Life Is A Gift
Leonard introduces, accompanies, and conducts
the Choir of Church-in-the Garden, Garden City,
in his setting of the Presbyterian Confession of 1967
Feb. 17, 2013


Claude Achille Debussy (1862-1918): A Sesquicentennial Tribute
by Helene Williams, soprano and Leonard Lehrman, pianist
Northport Library, Jan. 25, 2013
Go to playlist of excerpts from the program here.
Individual excerpts (music by Debussy, unless otherwise noted):

Reverie (piano solo)
Mandoline
The Song Within (words: John Gracen Brown; music: Leonard Lehrman, op. 211)-world premiere
Beau Soir
Arabesque #1 (piano solo)

Introduction to Ariettes Oubliees
C'est l'Extase
Il pleure dans mon coeur
Green

Colloque sentimental
Fantoches
La fille aux cheveux de lin (piano solo)

Introduction to 3 Romantic Songs
Romance
Musique
La Mer est plus belle

Clair de Lune (piano solo)
Lia's Recit. & Aria from L'enfant prodigue
Pour le piano: Prelude, Sarabande (piano solo)

Nadia Boulanger stories
M. Croche a la Boulangerie (words: Claude Debussy; music: Leonard Lehrman)
Ballade des Femmes de Paris (Francois Villon)

The Wooing and Other Pieces: Russian Opera Mini-Festival (Nov.-Dec. 2012)
Introduced and accompanied by Leonard Lehrman
Video by Amy Strauss Glass
See Nov. 21, 2012 NY Times article on the Festival here.
Go to playlist of performances of the opera here
Go to playlist of other performances at the Festival here.

Bethpage Public Library, Dec. 2, 2012

Excerpts from Marc Blitzstein's Goloopchik: "The Russian Language"(Duet) and "Mamasha Goose" (Solo)
--sung by Helene Williams & Leonard Lehrman (at the piano)
Lensky-Olga Duet from Peter I. Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin
--sung in Russian by Gregory Mercer & Hannah Spierman
Yaroslavna's Lament from Alexander Borodin's Prince Igor sung by Helene Williams in Robert Evans' English translation
Lyuba's Aria from Leonard Lehrman's Sima, introduced by him, sung by Hannah Spierman
Natasha-Sonya Duet from Serge Prokofiev's War and Peace sung in Russian by Helene Williams & Hannah Spierman
"Come the Revolution" from E.G.: A Musical Portrait of Emma Goldman by Leonard Lehrman & Karen Ruoff Kramer
--sung by Leonard Lehrman (Sasha Berkman), Helene Williams (Emma), Hannah Spierman (Helen Minkin) and Benjamin Spierman (Modest Stein)
The Wooing (performance for camera, plus curtain call)--opera by Leonard Lehrman on libretto by Abel Meeropol after Chekhov's The Boor
--with Benjamin Spierman (George Smith), Hannah Spierman (Mrs. Helen Potter),
--Helene Williams (Hester, her maid), Gregory Mercer (Stage Manager), and the composer at the piano

Freeport Memorial Library, Nov. 18, 2012

Introduction of Olga Zatsepina, Founding President of RACH-C
Leonard Lehrman introduces Glinka's A Life for the Tsar (English tr. Leonard & Emily Lehrman)
--from which Gregory Mercer sings Sobinin's Aria
Leonard Lehrman introduces Dargomyzhky's Rusalka (English tr. Leonard & Emily Lehrman)
--from which Benjamin Spierman sings the Miller's Aria
Leonard Lehrman introduces 3 arias from Borodin's Prince Igor (English tr. Robert Evans):
--Igor's Aria sung by Benjamin Spierman
--Vladimir's Aria sung by Gregory Mercer
--Yaroslavna's Lament sung by Helene Williams
The Wooing (complete) --opera by Leonard Lehrman on libretto by Abel Meeropol after Chekhov's The Boor
Staged premiere, with Benjamin Spierman, Hannah Spierman, Helene Williams, Gregory Mercer, and the composer at the piano
The Wooing, in 3 segments: Pt 1, Pt 2, and Pt 3
Closing Remarks by Olga Zatsepina

Highlights from Russian Solo Vocal & Piano Music Recital
Helene Williams & Leonard Lehrman
at Bethpage Public Library, Nov. 15, 2012, Video by Amy Strauss Glass

Excerpts from Marc Blitzstein's Goloopchik: "The Russian Language"(Duet) and "Mamasha Goose" (Solo)
Sergei Prokofiev's Prelude, op. 12 #7
Yaroslavna's Lament from Alexander Borodin's Prince Igor
Alexander Scriabin's Prelude & Nocturne, op. 9
Alexander Scriabin's Etude in D# Minor, op. 8 #12
Leonard Lehrman sings his own setting & translation of Ivan Krylov's Quartet
Helene Williams sings Leonard's a cappella setting & translation of Gavrila Derzhavin's Nightingale in a Dream
Dmitri Shostakovitch's Prelude & Fugue in C# Minor, op. 87 #10
Manya's Lullaby from the opera Sima by Leonard Lehrman
--after "The Krasovitsky Couple" by David I. Aizman, translated by Edgar H. Lehrman
Modeste Mussorgsky's Hopak (Lev Mey, after Taras Shevchenko - in English)
Peter I. Tchaikovsky's "None but the lonely heart" (Lev Mey, after Goethe - in Russian)
Promenade & Great Gate of Kiev from Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition
Tatyana's Letter Scene from Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin (after Pushkin - in Russian)
Q&A

Pre-Wedding House Concert for Ben Spierman & Hannah (Rosenbaum) Spierman
Burlington, VT, Sept. 29, 2012
Video by Alana Pfortmiller

"for Ben & Hannah" piano piece on their names (BEnjAmin jAmES SpiErmAn AnD HAnnAH AvivA roSEnBAum)
--composed and performed by Leonard Lehrman
Leslie Swanson & Helene Williams Spierman Lehrman sing Gioacchino Rossini's Cat Duet, accompanied by Leonard Lehrman
Hannah & Ben sing "A Little Priest" duet from Sweeney Todd by Stephen Sondheim, accompanied by Leonard Lehrman


Halifax Summer Opera Workshop American Aria Recital, July 28, 2012
featuring music by Marc Blitzstein, Elie Siegmeister, and Leonard Lehrman
with commentary and piano accompaniment by Leonard Lehrman
videotaped by Steven Bourque

Introduction by Nina Scott-Stoddart

Marc Blitzstein:
Phineas's Aria (The Harpies) - Nicholas Fuqua
Send for the Militia (Parade) - Helene Williams
2 songs from The Cradle Will Rock:
--The Cradle Will Rock - Jeremy Hirsch; The Nickel Under the Foot - Nicole Smith
Penny Candy (No for an Answer) - Leonard Lehrman
Modest Maid - Nina Scott-Stoddart
The Best Thing of All (Regina) - Helene Williams
3 selections from Juno:
--I Wish It So - Laura Noack
--One Kind Word - Will Ford & Laura Noack
--Bird Upon a Tree - Laura Noack & Erin Passmore

Elie Siegmeister:
Dublin Song (The Plough and the Stars) - Allison Mills
The Memory Is Green (The Mermaid in Lock No. 7) - Max Zander & Helene Williams
Solo, Scena & Duet (Darlin' Corie) - Rachel Wood & Will Ford
No Rose Need Ask (The Wizard of Altoona) - Leonard & Helene

Introduction to Tales of Malamud:
Grandfather Song (Idiots First [Blitzstein-Lehrman]) - Jeremy Hirsch & Nicholas Fuqua
Max's First Aria (Karla [Lehrman]) - Max Zander
Then (Magic Barrel [Blitzstein]) - Erin Passmore
The Rabbi & the Rich Man (Suppose A Wedding [Lehrman]) - Leonard

Introduction to Sima [Lehrman]:
Manya's Lullaby - Helene
Lyuba's Aria - Allison Mills

Hannah-Dinah Consolation Duet (Hannah [Lehrman]) Nina & Helene

Introduction to Sacco and Vanzetti [Blitzstein-Lehrman]:
With a Woman to Be - Pedro Arroyo
Mary Donovan - Kelsey Vicary
Torremaggiore-Villafalletto Trio - Pedro Arroyo, Rachel Wood, Alexander Wilson

Introduction to E.G.: A Musical Portrait of Emma Goldman (by Leonard Lehrman & Karen Ruoff Kramer):
Where Do I Belong? - Helene
If I Can't Dance - Rachel Wood, Allison Mills, Laura Noack


Leonard Lehrman Conducts (& Accompanies)
The Blaue Jung's and Hanseaten Deern German Chorus

in concert in East Meadow, NY, June 24, 2012. Highlights:

Bell & Introduction by Horst Zettwuch
Hanseaten Deerns
Blaue Jung's Theme Song (Peter Holm-Franz Funk)
(Introduction &) Die Gedanken Sind Frei (arr. Burkhart M. Schuermann)
Morgenwanderung (Gustav Klauer-Emanuel Geibel)
(Introduction &) Cape Cod Girls (arr. L.Lehrman)
In die Heimat moechte ich reisen (Hans-Albert van der Heiden)
(Introduction &) Berge (Herbert Rehbein & Guenter Loose)
(Introduction &) O Signorina (arr. F. Ebinger) Solo: Heinz Wieglieb
Introduction to The Student Prince (Sigmund Romberg-Dorothy Donnelly)
Drink & Scena (Come, Boys) from The Student Prince (Solo: Erna Froebrich)
Serenade from The Student Prince (Solo: Thomas Smith)
Chorus from Nabucco (Temistocle Slera-Giuseppe Verdi, tr. W. Fischoff)
Speeches by Gisela Maurer, Heinz Buck, Leonard Lehrman
(Introduction &) Tenderly (Walter Gross-Jack Lawrence, arr. L.Lehrman)
The John B. Sails (arr. W. Anderson)
(Introduction &) Amazing Grace (John Newton) Solo: Erna Froebrich
Und Dann Geht Es mit Volldampf nach Hause (arr. Leo Alfassy; re-arr. L.Lehrman)
(Introduction &) Patriotic Medley:
America the Beautiful, America, God Bless America (Irving Berlin), Battle Hymn of the Republic (arr. Peter J. Wilhousky)

Claude Achille Debussy (1862-1918): A Sesquicentennial Tribute
by Helene Williams, soprano and Leonard Lehrman, pianist
Great Neck Library, June 10, 2012, Videotaped by Amy Strauss Glass
Go to playlist here.

Introduction by Shirley Romaine
Introduction by Leonard Lehrman


Three Classic Pieces (piano solo by Leonard Lehrman)
En Bateau (#1 from Petite Suite for Four Hands, L. 65 (1889);
---transcribed by Jacques Durand, re-transcribed by Leonard Lehrman)
Rêverie, L.68 (1890)
Golliwogg's Cakewalk (#6 from Children's Corner, L. 113) (1908)

Leonard Lehrman introduces Four Early Songs and Helene Williams

Four Early Songs (sung by Helene Williams)
Nuit d'Étoiles (Théodore Faullin de Banville), L. 4 (1880)
Voici que le Printemps (Paul Bourget), L. 52 (1884)
Mandoline (Paul Verlaine), L. 29 (1882)
Beau Soir (Paul Bourget), L. 6 (1886)

Two Arabesques, L. 66 (1888, 1891) (piano solo by Leonard Lehrman)

Leonard Lehrman introduces Four (of 6) Ariettes Oublieés (Paul Verlaine), L. 60 (1885-1887) (sung by Helene Williams)
#1 C'est l'Extase
#2 Il pleure dans mon coeur
#3 L'Ombre des Arbres
#5 Green

Two Suite Excerpts (piano solo by Leonard Lehrman)
Clair de Lune (#3 from Suite Bergamesque, L. 75) (1890)
Jardins sous la pluie (#3 from Estampes, L. 100) (1903)

Two from Fêtes Galantes (Paul Verlaine) (sung by Helene Williams)
Colloque sentimentale (1904), from Set 2, L. 104 #3
Fantoches, L. 21 (1882); from Set 1, L. 80 #2

La plus que lente, L. 121 (1910) (piano solo by Leonard Lehrman)

Leonard Lehrman introduces Three Romantic Songs (sung by Helene Williams)- and Debussy's love life
Romance (Paul Bourget), L. 43 (1883)
Musique (Paul Bourget), L. 44 (1883)
La Mer est plus belle (Paul Verlaine), L. 81 (1891)

Three Preludes (piano solo by Leonard Lehrman)
La fille aux cheveux de lin (Bk I #8), L. 117 (1909-1910)
La Cathédrale Engloutie (Bk I #10), L. 117 (1909-1910)
Feux d'Artifices (Bk II #12), L. 123 (1912-1913)

from L'Enfant Prodigue (Êdouard Guinand), L. 57 (1884)
Lia's Recitative & Aria (sung by Helene Williams)

Pour le Piano, L. 95 (1894-1901) (piano solo by Leonard Lehrman)
Prélude
Sarabande
Toccata

M. Croche à la Boulangerie - Text: Claude Debussy, Music: Leonard Lehrman (1969) (sung by Leonard & Helene)

Ballade des Femmes de Paris (François Villon) L. 119 #3 (1910) (sung by Helene Williams)

A Light in the Darkness (Licht im Dunkel)
6-song cycle, op. 73 (1985) by Leonard Lehrman
on poems by Harry Oschitzki (pseud. Andy Orieli)
English translation by the composer
sung by Adam Holcomb, tenor, accompanied by the composer
recorded by Airicia Holcomb at Court Street Music, Valley Stream, NY
April 17, 2012

1 White-Sailed Boat Upon the Water
2 Ne plus ultra
3 Reflection (Speech into the Mirror)
4 Bitter Complaint
5 Legacy and Perpetual Reminder: Mauthausen
6 A Brown Wolf (Arturo Ui)


Songs by Long Island Jewish Composers presented at Hillwood Recital Hall,
Long Island University, Post Campus, by the Long Island Composers Alliance,
NYSCA Decentralization (administered by Huntington Arts Council),
Maldeb Foundation, Prof. Edgar H. Lehrman Memorial Foundation,
and RACH-C (Russian American Cultural Heritage Center), April 1, 2012
Video by Amy Strauss Glass
Excerpts:

Manju Prasad-Rao, Director of LIU's Instructional Media Center, introduces Concert Manager Leonard Lehrman;
Leonard Lehrman introduces RACH-C President Olga Zatsepina and LICA President Herbert A. Deutsch;
Elie Siegmeister-Langston Hughes: Chalk Marks on the Sidewalk sung by Helene Williams, accompanied at the piano by Leonard Lehrman
4 Songs by Living LICA Composers Helene Williams sings, accompanied by Leonard Lehrman at the piano:
--Jane Leslie: Sun on the Water,
--Mira J. Spektor: Turn Around (from Giovanni the Fearless, folk opera with libretto by Carolyn Balducci),
--Steven Rosenhaus: MeNASHerie (on 4 poems by Ogden Nash),
--Julie Mandel: Chamber Music.
(These are posted singly and as a group, introduced by Helene.)
Leonard Lehrman-Langston Hughes: A Dream Deferred sung by Nicole Mitchell, accompanied by Leonard Lehrman at the piano
Leonard Lehrman introduces the music of Avraham Sternklar and the poetry of Fanya Bergstein,
and accompanies Helene Williams in their 4 Israeli Children's Songs
Leonard Lehrman accompanies Helene Williams in 3 Shakespeare settings:
--Albert Tepper: Where the Bee Sucks (Ariel's song from The Tempest)
--Joel Mandelbaum: Sonnet 116
--Leonard Lehrman: Sonnet 29 (aka Sonnetina #15)
Leonard Lehrman plays & sings at the piano Tom Lehrer's Hanukkah in Santa Monica and his own rejoinder, to Lehrer's music: Goot Yuntif
Leonard & Helene perform his Twelve Jewish Haiku
Helene, accompanied by Leonard, sings his & Karen Ruoff Kramer's Where Do I Belong? from E.G.: A Musical Portrait of Emma Goldman
Leonard introduces and performs, with Helene, the song Il Bacio (The Kiss) written for them by Ralph Alan Dale
Leonard & Helene perform the title song from his & Guenter Loscher's Let's Change the Woild!

The Gastesi-Bezerra Piano Duo perform Leonard Lehrman's 4-movement "Remembrance Suite,"
introduced by the composer, in concert at Palm Beach Atlantic University, W. Palm Beach, FL, March 22, 2012


Helene Williams, accompanied by Leonard Lehrman on synthesizer,
sings "Listen" - his setting of words by Walt Whitman, #26 from his Leaves of Grass
at the Walt Whitman Birthplace, in the 15th Annual NYSCA Decentralization Awards Ceremony
hosted by the Huntington Arts Council, Diana Cherryholmes, director
Feb. 8, 2012


Patrice Eaton, mezzo-soprano, and Mimi Stern-Wolfe, pianist,
perform the world premiere of Leonard Lehrman's setting of
Langston Hughes' poem "Let America Be America Again"
at St. Marks-in-the-Bowery, Jan. 15, 2012
(The composer takes a bow at the end.)


Shirley Romaine interviews Helene Williams & Leonard Lehrman, Dec. 19, 2011
on Artscene on Long Island, telecast in Jan. 2012:

Pt 1 [including "Memory"]
Pt 2 [including "Look to the Rainbow"]
Pt 3 [including "Let's Change the Woild!"]

Helene Williams & Leonard perform The Broadway You Know & Don't Know

Syosset Public Library, Dec. 3, 2011

"Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man" from Showboat
"Our Private World" from On the Twentieth Century
"To Keep My Love Alive" from A Connecticut Yankee
"People Will Say We're in Love" from Oklahoma
"Do You Love Me?" from Fiddler on the Roof!
"So in Love" and "I Hate Men" from Kiss Me, Kate
"You Must Meet My Wife" from A Little Night Music
"Memory" from Cats
"Carried Away" from On the Town
"Send in the Clowns" from A Little Night Music
"Let's Change the Woild" by Leonard Lehrman & Guenter Loscher

Great Neck Library, Nov. 20, 2011
Video by Amy Strauss Glass

Shirley Romaine introduces Helene & Leonard
"Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man" from Showboat
"So Low" from Growing Up Woman by Leonard Lehrman & Barbara Tumarkin Dunham
"Our Private World" from On the Twentieth Century
"Memory" from Cats
"Where?" from Sing Out, Sweet Land!
"Where Do I Belong?" from E.G.: A Musical Portrait of Emma Goldman

Rockville Centre Public Library, Nov. 13, 2011

"Make Believe" & "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man" from Showboat
"Something Sort of Grandish," "Look to the Rainbow," and "Old Devil Moon" from Finian's Rainbow
"People Will Say We're in Love" from Oklahoma
"So in Love" from Kiss Me, Kate
"A Hymn to Him" from My Fair Lady

The Motyl String Quartet's first performance of Leonard's
Suite for String Quartet #2: Remembrance (4 movements)
at Kupferberg Center, Queensborough Community College,
Kristallnacht Commemoration of Sunday afternoon, Nov. 6, 2011

Harvard College Class of 1971 40th Reunion Performing Arts Event
Science Center, Sept. 24, 2011
Helene Williams & Reunion Class Choir sing Leonard Lehrman's & Abel Meeropol's
Conscience conducted by Rick Wilson, accompanied by the composer
Vicki Smith & Helene Williams, accompanied by Leonard Lehrman, sing Gioacchino Rossini's Cat Duet.
John Posner leads the Reunion Choir in Harvard Songs, accompanied by David Smith & Leonard Lehrman


Harvard College Class of 1971 40th Reunion Memorial Service
Memorial Church, Sept. 23, 2011
Reunion Class Choir sings Leonard Lehrman's
Blessing & Prayer for Healing
conducted by Rick Wilson, accompanied by the composer
Leonard Lehrman performs his "Harvard-Radcliffe Reflections,"
an organ postlude based on the musical letters
HArvArD-rADCliFFE rEFlECtionS: "worSt ClASS EvEr"
plus "Fair Harvard," "10,000 Men of Harvard,"
"Change the World, It Needs It" and "Let's Change the Woild!"


Harvard's Memorial Church Choir, Sept. 23, 2011, at Morning Prayer,
sings Leonard Lehrman's We Wish You Peace


Songs of Protest, Naturism & Broadway
with Helene Williams & Leonard Lehrman
presented by New York Green Fest at Alfred University, Alfred, NY
Videotaped by Ross Scott, August 6, 2011
excerpts:

01 Strange Fruit by Abel Meeropol
02 The Scottsboro Boys Shall Not Die by Charles Abron & Elie Siegmeister
03 A Dream Deferred by Langston Hughes & Leonard Lehrman
04 The John Birch Society by Michael Brown (slightly updated by Leonard & Helene)
05 Take Off Your Clothes by Mark Levy (adapted by Leonard & Helene)
06 Blowin' in the Wind by Bob Dylan (arranged by Leonard Lehrman)
07 Guns Don't Kill People by Jamie Jackson & So-Hee Youn
08 Both Sides Now by Joni Mitchell [& Pete Seeger] arranged by Leonard Lehrman
09 Uncle Dave's Grace by Lou & Peter Berryman

Leonard Lehrman Conducts (& Accompanies)
The Blaue Jung's and Hanseaten Deern German Chorus

in concert in East Meadow, NY, April 10, 2011. Highlights:
"Die Lorelei" by Heinrich Heine and Friedrich Silcher (Frauenchor)
"Die Lorelei" by Heinrich Heine and Franz Liszt (Solo: Helene Williams)
"An de Alster, an de Elbe, an de Bill" by Richard Gerner
sung by Heinz Wieglieb and Men's Chorus


An Afternoon of Song by Leonard Lehrman & Charles Osborne
performed by them and Helene Williams, David Perper,
and (host) Faith Steinsnyder, Sunday afternoon, Jan. 23, 2011
at The Village Temple in Manhattan; videotaped by Jessica Lehrman

Osborne: Samachti B'omrim Li (Psalm 122)
3 Songs of Adam, The Garden & Eve:
"Ballad of Adam & Eve" by Langston Hughes & Elie Siegmeister;
"The Garden" by Thomas Edward Brown & Charles Osborne;
"Eve" by Abel Meeropol & Leonard Lehrman
Lehrman: Hashkiveinu
Lehrman: Mi Shebeirach (duet)
Lehrman-Mascha Kaleko: Love Song (duet)
Osborne: Ana Dodi
Lehrman-Leyb Naydus: In der Fremd (duet)
Osborne-Thomas Merton: The Alleluyas Came Back By Themselves
Lehrman: 12 Jewish Haiku
Lehrman-James Baldwin: Faith
Osborne-William Butler Yeats: When You are Old
Lehrman-Leigh Hunt: Jenny Kissed Me
Lehrman-Rudyard Kipling: If
Osborne- Dana McLean Greeley [adaptation Edwin Swanborn]: Let All the Beauty We Have Known

David Bernz, Leonard Lehrman, and others
perform their new words to
Woody Guthrie's "So Long, It's Been Good to Know You,"
and Pete Seeger leads them all in his "If I Had A Hammer," at the
Memorial to Art Kamell,
videotaped by Joe Friendly, Dec. 4, 2010 in Beacon, NY.
Also present: Helene Williams, Connie Hogarth,
David Amram, Charlie King, Karen Brandower



Announcement at Five Towns Forum Meeting, Hewlett, NY, Nov. 12, 2010
of the formation of an
International Committee on the Arts for Social Justice



Temple Beth Haverim Shir Shalom, Mahwah, NJ, Aug. 8, 2010
Repeat of 60th Birthday Concert of Music by Charles Osborne & Leonard Lehrman;
excerpts:

Mowing (Robert Frost) by Osborne
sung by Helene Williams, Kathryn Osborne, Faith Steinsnyder, David Perper, Charles Osborne,
and Leonard Lehrman (conducting)
Abou Ben Adhem (Leigh Hunt) by Lehrman, sung by Helene Williams
Words and Music (William Austin): Intro by Lehrman and Musical Settings by Lehrman & Osborne,
sung by Osborne, accompanied by Lehrman
Words and Music: Lehrman's setting alone
Words and Music: Osborne's setting alone
If I Can't Dance, It's Not My Revolution from Lehrman's E.G.: A Musical Portrait of Emma Goldman
sung by Helene Williams, who dances with David Perper
The Everything Dance (Aryeh Finkelstein) by Osborne
sung by Helene Williams, Kathryn Osborne, Faith Steinsnyder, David Perper, Charles Osborne,
and Leonard Lehrman (conducting from the piano)
Come The Revolution from Lehrman's E.G.: A Musical Portrait of Emma Goldman
sung by Helene Williams, Faith Steinsnyder, Charles Osborne, and Leonard Lehrman at the piano





Earl Robinson Centennial Celebration at Local 802, Manhattan
presented by the National Committee to Reopen the Rosenberg Case (NCRRC)
with Helene Williams, Perry Robinson, Metropolitan Philharmonic Chorus
videotaped by Casey Butcher, June 17, 2010
For playlist, click here.

Opening Announcement of Place & Earl Robinson Centennial
Message from the French Committee
Message from Rabbi Simcha Tepper
Welcome by Executive Director Tibby Brooks and A Message from the Meeropol Brothers
Helene Williams sings "My Loved One" by Edith Segal
Tribute to Howard Zinn and Helene Williams sings "Where Do I Belong?"
--from E.G.: A Musical Portrait of Emma Goldman
Metropolitan Philharmonic Chorus sings excerpt from ALGER
Introduction of Perry Robinson and the Music of Earl Robinson, Performance of "Joe Hill"
Earl Robinson Medley
Communist Party for Violent Overthrow of the Government? An Answer in 3 Parts
Announcement of Upcoming General Meeting & Credits


Leonard's Meditation for 2 Pianists
for Marcio Bezerra & Estibaliz Gastesi in memory of Terry Winter Owens
premiered by them, March 19, 2010, Palm Beach Atlantic University, West Palm Beach, FL


Concert of Music by Elie Siegmeister and His Students
featuring Helene Williams, soprano & Leonard Lehrman, piano
presented by Professor Michael Beckerman
New York University, October 28, 2009

Inroduction by Michael Beckerman
Introduction by Leonard Lehrman
Siegmeister: Fughetta in C
Fight McCarthyism

Introduction to 2 Songs of the City (Langston Hughes)
Childhood Memories
Chalk Marks on the Sidewalk

Siegmeister: American Sonata, movement 2

Michael Shapiro
Shapiro: My Heart Leaps Up
Shapiro: Lightly come or lightly go

Siegmeister: Prospect Park (#1 from Sunday in Brooklyn)

Tom Cipullo
Cipullo: Shakespeare Sonnet 29
Lehrman: Shakespeare Sonnet 29

Beckerman: Dark Wood Variations
Richard White: Prelude #1
Stephen Albert: Wedding Song #1 Calypsos
Siegmeister: Festive March

Joseph Pehrson
Pehrson: 3 Lewis Carroll Songs

The concert also included other works by Siegmeister, Lehrman, Gerald Humel, Herbert Deutsch, and Stephen Lawrence.


Joint 60th Birthday Concert for Charles Osborne & Leonard Lehrman
Bryant Library, Roslyn, NY, Aug. 20, 2009
Excerpts from Video by Robert Goldberg:

Hold Fast to Dreams (Langston Hughes) by Lehrman
sung by
The Metropolitan Philharmonic Chorus, conducted by Lehrman from the piano
The Passionate Shepherd to His Love (Christopher Marlowe) by Lehrman
sung by Benjamin Spierman & Hannah Rosenbaum, with Lehrman at the piano
Remember Me When I Am Gone Away (Christina Rossetti) by Lehrman
sung by Helene Williams & Charles Osborne with Lehrman at the piano
Eve (Abel Meeropol) by Lehrman
sung by Benjamin Spierman & Hannah Rosenbaum
Three Minute Songs by Lehrman:
Titian, The Freud' of Sex, Love - sung by Helene Williams with Lehrman at the piano
Let All the Beauty We Have Known (Dana McLean Greeley, adapted by Edwin Swanborn) by Osborne
Metropolitan Philharmonic Chorus conducted by Osborne, accompanied by Lehrman


Helene Williams, accompanied by Leonard Lehrman, sings
Shakespeare sonnet settings
by Joel Mandelbaum (#73 [world premiere] & 116)
and Leonard Lehrman (#29 [world premiere])
,
presented by Downtown Music Productions, St. Marks-in-the-Bowery, June 22, 2008

The Booby Trap or Off Our Chests
a musical on the link between bras & breast cancer
by Sydney Ross Singer (book & lyrics) & Leonard Lehrman (music & additional lyrics)
performed by Cary Bair, Kathryn Wieckhorst, Helene Williams & Leonard Lehrman
presented by Womanspace at the Senior Center, Great Neck, NY
as part of "Prevention Is the Cure" Week, May 17, 2008
in memory of Susan Blake
Go to playlist here.

Mood Setter: We Lost Your Heart (from Capitol Steps)

Overture
Doctors
The Breast Cancer Industry Wants You to Think Pink
Barbie Blues
Baby Breasts
Boobs Blues
Pusher Bra
Fiji
Silicone Sal
A Little Breast Play
It's Tough Bein' A Tittie
A Break
Pillow Talk
The Trouble With Breasts
The Test
Bras, Not Genes
Working It Out
Stuffed Bras

Introduction of & Remarks by Prof. Scott Carlin

The Opera/Musical Theatre Special Interest Group of The Naturist Society
performance at Empire Haven, Moravia, NY,
part of the Northeast Naturist Festival, Aug. 10, 2007
featuring Susan Blake, Helene Williams, Cary Bair, and Leonard Lehrman
Video by Stephen Van Eck

A Song to Begin by Gerhard Bronner, adapted by Lehrman & Williams (Ensemble)
Why I Choose Nude Recreation by Michael Cooney & Leonard Lehrman (Cary)
Bajour (lyrics & music by Walter Marks, 1964):
--Where Is the Tribe for Me? (Susan)
--Words, Words, Words (Susan & Leonard)
--Honest Man (Cary & Leonard)
Helene Williams sings "Must There Be A Reason? from The Mermaid in Lock No. 7 by Elie Siegmeister & Edward Mabley;
and Fraught from No for an Answer by Marc Blitzstein
Susan Blake sings We Lost Your Heart from Capitol Steps

The Booby Trap or Off Our Chests
by Sydney Ross Singer (Book, Lyrics) & Leonard Lehrman (Music, Additional Lyrics)
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Doctors (Ensemble)
The Breast Cancer Industry Wants You to Think Pink (Susan, Helene, Cary)
Barbie Blues (Susan)
Baby Breasts (Susan & Helene)
Boobs Blues (Helene)
Pusher Bra (Cary & Susan)
Fiji (Leonard & Helene)
Silicone Sal (Cary)
A Little Breast Play (Susan, Helene, Leonard)
It's Tough Bein' A Tittie (Cary +Susan & Helene)
A Break (Helene +Susan)
Quartet: Pillow Talk (Cary & Helene, Susan & Leonard)
The Test(Helene, then Leonard & Susan)
Bras, Not Genes (Cary & Susan)
Working It Out (Helene + Ensemble)
Stuffed Bras (Susan, Helene, Ensemble)
Susan Blake on The Message


E.G.: A Musical Portrait of Emma Goldman,
music by Leonard Lehrman, book & lyrics by Leonard Lehrman & Karen Ruoff Kramer,
in performance at The Living Theatre, May 1, 2007,
presented by The Libertarian Book Club,
starring Helene Williams with the composer at the piano,
Susan Blake at the projector, and Carol Jochnowitz at the lightboard,
videotaped by Bill Castleman. Performance dedicated to the memory of Paul Avrich.
Go to playlist here, or click on individual scenes and songs:

Introduction, Overture, Scene 1 and Title Song
Marriage, Lenin, Haymarket
Where Do I Belong? & Come The Revolution
Act I Finale
[including "I Believe," "The Judith Dream," and "If I Can't Dance, It's Not My Revolution"]
Entr'acte, Sex, Fathers & Sons
Ben Reitman Scene
Isadora, [Duncan] Sasha [Berkman], Roger [Baldwin]
Convictions, Act II Finale
[Anarchism, Birth Control, Conscription Resistance;
"E.G.", "If I Can't Dance, It's Not My Revolution," "I Believe," and "Come the Revolution"]
Emma Goldman in NY, 1934 (press conference)
Discussion at The Living Theatre
with Leonard Lehrman, Helene Williams, Susan Blake, Bill Castleman, Judith Malina, and others.


80th Birthday Tribute to Sheldon Harnick
June 5, 2004 by The Oceanside Chorale, Leonard Lehrman, Director
[excerpts from first half of Harnick/Hammerstein Program]
All Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick; Video by Helene Williams

Good Clean Fun from Tenderloin
music by Jerry Bock; John Craven, piano

Intro + That Kind of a Day (choral arr. L. Lehrman - world premiere) from The Tale of Peter Rabbit
music by Stephen Lawrence; John Craven, piano

Intro + In My Own Lifetime from The Rothschilds
music by Jerry Bock; solo: Frank DeFontes; Leonard Lehrman, piano

Intro + Away from You from Rex
music by Richard Rodgers; John Craven, piano

Politics & Poker from Fiorello!
music by Jerry Bock; John Craven, piano

Vilia from The Merry Widow
music by Franz Lehar (Eng. tr., Sheldon Harnick) - solo: Pam Levine + chorus; John Craven, piano

Seguidilla - solo: Nanette Norwood; Leonard Lehrman, piano
Habanera - solo: Florence Consorte + castanets & chorus; John Craven, piano
from Carmen - music by Georges Bizet (Eng. tr., Sheldon Harnick)

Any Day Now [cut] from Fiddler on the Roof!
solo: Leonard Lehrman; John Craven, piano

Medley from Fiddler on the Roof!:
Sunrise, Sunset - Sabbath Prayer (solos: Evelyn Klein & Cantor Al Barouch) - To Life
violin solo: Nathaniel S. Lehrman; John Craven, piano

Intro + Take Care of One Another from Dragons {after Evgeni Schwarz's play Dragon)
music by Sheldon Harnick; solos: Micki Meyers & Frank DeFontes; John Craven, piano
+ Happy Birthday (including voice of Helene Williams)

Wedding of Leonard Lehrman & Helene Williams Spierman
July 14, 2002 at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, Manhattan
Cantor Charles Osborne, Officiant; Alan Sever, Organist
Video by Lorne Birch
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Credits
CEREMONY
Cantor's Intro
Prelude by Joseph Pehrson (Portrait of Leonard & Helene)
Processional ("Where Do I Belong?")
--including Alison Cima Schwartz & Laura Elizabeth Lehrman Schwartz (junior bridesmaids),
--Betty Lehrman, Paul Lehrman, Cynthia Lane and Benjamin Spierman (chuppa holders).
Helene sings (accompanied by Leonard) "Widmung" by Robert Schumann
Helene sings (accompanied by Leonard) Shakespeare Sonnet 116 setting by Joel Mandelaum
Helene sings (accompanied by Leonard) Song of Songs (1:2, 4:7-10) by Daniel Dorff
El Maleh Rachamim (Trad.)
Epithalamium by Alex Skovron, read by Leonore Tiefer
Helene sings (accompanied by Leonard) "Take Me Home Tonight" by Mira J. Spektor, arr. L. Lehrman
Helene sings (accompanied by Leonard) "Kererte A Ti" by Leonard Lehrman
Helene sings (accompanied by Leonard) "Hand in Hand" by Lou Rodgers
Chuppa Vows
Ring, etc
Seven Brochot (Trad.)
Seven Blessings by Betty & Leonard Lehrman
Drink, Kiss, Recessional: V'shamru by Leonard Lehrman
RECEPTION
Betty's Toast
Helene sings (accompanied by Leonard) "Yes, No or Maybe" by Elie Siegmeister & Langston Hughes
Helene sings (accompanied by Leonard) "Tenderly" by Walter Gross & Jack Lawrence
Ben Spierman sings (accompanied by Leonard) "Never Look Back" by Walter Gross
Laura Elizabeth Lehrman Schwartz (accompanied by Leonard) plays an arrangement of "Two Grenadiers" by Robert Schumann
Leonard & Helene perform "Franchise" by Seymour Barab
Helene & Leonard perform "Il Bacio" by Ralph Alan Dale
Nat Lehrman & Helene (accompanied by Leonard) perform the Mikado-Katisha Duet from The Mikado
Gregory Mercer, Helene, and Leonard at the piano, sing the Sacco-Rosa-Vanzetti Trio
--from Act II Scene 3 of Sacco and Vanzetti by Marc Blitzstein & Leonard Lehrman


Chapel Off Chapel, Melbourne, Australia, Jan. 5, 2002
Poetry Into Music: Helene Williams, soprano; Leonard Lehrman, piano
Introduction by Alex Skovron
Introduction by Leonard Lehrman

The Bourgeois Poet #1-5 (poetry: Karl Shapiro; music: Leonard Lehrman)
Introductory - The Bourgeois Poet - Deep-Thinking Machine - When Suffering Is Everywhere - How Do I Love You?

Chris Wallace-Crabbe (1934- ) reads "Antipodean Heads" by John Forbes (1950-1998)
and his own "Erstwhile"
Jordie Albiston (1961- ) reads "No More Boomerang" by Oodgeroo Noonuccal (nee Kath Walker, 1920-1993)
and her own "Missing Him"
Jacob Rosenberg (1922-2008) reads "A Strange Bird" by Michael Dransfield (1948-1973)
and his own "I Remember"
Alex Skovron (1948- ) reads "Crosstalk" by John Tranter (1943- )
Alex Skovron (1948- ) reads his own "The Golem"
Alison Croggon (1962- ) reads "Love Sonnet #9" by Edith Speers (1949- ),
"Woman's Song" by Judith Wright (1915-2000), and her own "Fugue"
Ian McBryde (1953- ) reads "After Babel" by Peter Goldsworthy (1951- )
and his own "Equatorial"
Helene Williams sings Gordon Brisker's setting of Jacob Rosenberg's "I Remember"
Finale (#8) from The Bourgeois Poet: A'men

Introduction #2 (and Acknowledgments) by Alex Skovron
An Australian Odyssey

1 Love Sonnet #9 (Edith Speers) (1'15")
2 I Remember (Jacob Rosenberg) (2'00")
3 No More Boomerang (Oodgeroo Noonuccal) (2'20")
4 The Golem (Alex Skovron) (2'50")
5 Fugue (Alison Croggon) (2'05")
6 Credo (Alex Skovron) (2'50")
7 Missing Him (Jordie Albiston) (1'30")
8 After Babel (Peter Goldsworthy) (1'30")
9 Our Love Is So Natural (Judith Wright) (2'35")
10 A Strange Bird (Michael Dransfield) (1'10")
11 Antipodean Heads (John Forbes) (1'50")
12 Europe, Endless (John Forbes) (1'15")
13 Crosstalk (John Tranter) (2'10")
14 Erstwhile (Chris Wallace-Crabbe) (2'40")
15 fairytale (Ania Walwicz) (8'25")
16 Portrait (Judith Wright) (1'40")
17 Woman's Song (Judith Wright) (2'30")
18 Equatorial (Ian McBryde) [3'15" + bows]

Sacco and Vanzetti
an opera in 3 acts
words & music begun by Marc Blitzstein (1905-1964)
completed in 2001 by Leonard Lehrman
world premiere production, concertante with piano
starring Gregory Mercer (Sacco), James Sergi (Vanzetti),
with Helene Williams, Monica Harte, Tammy Hensrud, Tara Venditti,
Steven Tharp, Mark Wolf, Lars Woodul, Robert Osborne,
Nicole Mercer, Maurice Edwards, Leonard Lehrman
conducted from the piano by Leonard Lehrman, assisted by Michael Pilafian
videotaped by Benjamin Spierman at final performance of Aug. 19, 2001 at The White Barn Theatre, Westport, CT:
Go to playlist here.

Act I Scene 1 Prologue
Act I Scene 2 Sacco's Home, 1920
Act I Scene 3 Pt1 Garage
Act I Scene 3 Pt2 Arrest
[Act I Scene 4 was cut.]
Act I Scene 5 Pt1 Police Station
Act I Scene 5 Pt2 D.A. Katzmann's Monolog
Act I Scene 6 Pt1 First Prison Visit
Act I Scene 6 Pt2 Act I Quartet Finale
Act II Scenes 1&2 Memorial Day Parade, Court
Act II Scene 3 Prison
Act II Scene 4 Court
Act II Scene 5 Pt1 incl. Sacco's "The Whole Shoe"
Act II Scene 5 Pt2 incl. Sacco's "With A Woman To Be"
Act III Scenes 1&2 Appeals, Books
Act III Scene 3 Sentencing, 1927
Act III Scene 4 Vanzetti's Statement
Act III Scene 5 Pts1-4 Gov. Fuller
Act III Scene 5 Pts5&6 + Scene 6 Pts1-6 incl. Mary Donovan; Gov. Dukakis (1977)

Symposium on Sacco and Vanzetti at White Barn Theatre, Aug. 18, 2001
Introduction by Vincent Curcio
Opening Speech by Joan Peyser
Speech by Leonard Lehrman
Speech by Robert Palmer
Speech by Brenda Lewis
Speech by Anton Coppola
Q&A Part 1
Q&A Part 2


The Birthday of the Bank
one-act opera by Leonard Lehrman based on Anton Chekhov's play Yubilei
in Russian, or in English translation by the composer
commissioned by Opera America for Lake George Opera Festival, 1988
workshopped there, performed June 1998 at LICA EastEuroFest,
Sept. 1999 at International Jewish Arts Festival of LI and Queens College,
with Peter Ludwig, Ronald Edwards, Janis Sabatino Hills, Maro Partamian,
Benjamin Spierman, Natasha Jitomirskaia, and Nathan Bahny
accompanied at the piano by the composer,
videotaped by Helene Williams, viewable in 6 segments,
#1-5 at Queens College Sep. 30, 1999; #6 at NYU June 22, 1998.
Go to playlist here.

Pt 1 Kheerin's Monolog, Shipootchin's Entrance
Pt 2 Kheerin & Shipootchin argue
Pt 3 Tatyana's Entrance
Pt 4 Mertchootkina's Entrance
Pt 5 Confrontation Scene
Pt 6 Final Scene

The Leonard Lehrman Semi-Centennial Concert
presented by The Long Island Composers Alliance, in its 250th concert,
with Leonard Lehrman as solo pianist & accompanist
in works of his own and those of his students and teachers
at The Bryant Library, Roslyn NY, Aug. 20, 1999
Go to playlist here.

Introduction by Victor Caputo
Introductions by Leonard Lehrman & LICA Co-Founder/President Herbert Deutsch
Announcements & Acknowledgments
Introduction of work by Lukas Foss
Foss: Prelude in D piano solo
Introduction of work by Earl Kim
Kim: Letters Found Near a Suicide (Frank Horne) Helene Williams, soprano
Introduction of work by Elie Siegmeister
Siegmeister: Festive March piano solo
Lehrman: For Steve Belfer and Karen Sara Unger - introduction & performance
Introduction of & by Robert Palmer
Palmer: Transitions piano solo
Introduction of Suzanne Mueller Schanzer, cellist
Lehrman: Thinking of You for cello & piano
Lehrman: The Moon for cello & piano
Deutsch: Quiet Times piano solo
Introduction of soprano Janis Sabatino Hills & performance of Harold Gilmore Aria
Introduction of Sonnetina #1
Lehrman: Sonnetina #1 (Marilyn Siegel) Janis Sabatino Hills, soprano
Introduction of & by Donald Sloan
Sloan: Nocturne (Robert Hillyer) Janis Sabatino Hills, soprano
Introduction of & by Daniel Dorff
Dorff: 2 Alphabetical Songs Helene Williams, soprano
Lehrman: Alphabetical Song Helene Williams, soprano
Lehrman: We're Gambling (from San Po Jo [Mark Kingdon]) - introduction & performance
Introduction of The Bourgeois Poet (Karl Shapiro)
Lehrman: The Bourgeois Poet [8-song cycle] Helene Williams, soprano
Lehrman: Sonata for Violin & Piano [3 movements] Cyrus Stevens, violinist
Lehrman-Loscher: Let's Change the Woild! Helene Williams, soprano
Happy Birthday

New World: An Opera About What Columbus Did to the "Indians"
2-act opera commissioned by the Puffin Foundation for the Columbian Quincentennial
world premiere Aug. 11, 1992 at Heckscher Park, Huntington
co-sponsored by Long Island Composers Alliance
libretto by Joel Shatzky, music by Leonard Lehrman, conducted by the composer
directed by Benjamin Spierman, starring
Mark Wolff, Ronald Edwards, Helene Williams, Janis Sabatino Hills,
Robert Ross, Herman Gaddy, and John Sharpe
with members of the Long Island Singers & Metropolitan Philharmonic Chorus
Go to playlist here.

Prelude & Kaytawari's Invocation
Entrance of Columbus & Crew
Christening of "San Salvador" & Nudity Chorus
Translations, Prayers
Queen Isabella's Bolero
Act I Quartet (Isabella, Columbus, Rodrigo, DeTorres)
The Discovery of Gold
Ensemble, Rodrigo, Yuisa, Act I Finale

Entr'acte (1993)
Entr'acte, Yuisa, Guarionex
Kaytawari's Vision
George's Scene
Kaytawari, Columbus Trio
Columbus-Isabella Duet
Act II Quartet (Isabella, Columbus, Rodrigo, DeTorres)
Taino Trio
Columbus, Rodrigo, DeTorres (on the Jews)
Rodrigo Frees Guarionex
Nightmare, Rap, Murder, Mourning Chorus
Chorus & Columboland Trio
Final Vision, Finale & Bows

Tales of Malamud
3 one-act operas based on stories by Bernard Malamud:
Idiots First, based on the eponymous story, begun by Marc Blitzstein (1905-1964), completed in 1973 by Leonard Lehrman
Suppose A Wedding, based on the eponymous Scene of a Play, composed by Leonard Lehrman in 1995
Karla, based on "Notes from a Lady at a Dinner Party," composed in 1974 by Leonard Lehrman

Idiots First (1992 performance with orchestra):
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Scenes 1-2
Scenes 3-4
Scenes 5-9
Scenes 10-13

Suppose A Wedding (1997 performance with piano):
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Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

Karla (1992 performance with orchestra):
Go to playlist here.
Scene 1
Scene 2 Pt1
Scene 2 Pt2
Scene 3

Merkin Concert Hall, June 23, 1991
Helene Williams, accompanied by Leonard Lehrman, sings
Zelophehad's Daughters
by Leonard Lehrman, with the Wendy Osserman Dance Group,
videotaped by Richard Corey
Other songs by Leonard, sung by Helene at that concert:
The SDI Waltz
Crimes (text by Edith Segal)
She also sang Edith's Underneath the Spanish Stars, with Edith on castanets.
Speakers at the NCRRC meeting preceding the concert included
Morris U. Schappes, Nathaniel S. Lehrman, and Edith Segal.

Jewish Affairs Concert, Roosevelt Hotel, NYC, Sept. 30, 1990
Soprano Helene Williams with Leonard Lehrman at the piano
commemorating 75th birthday of Ethel Rosenberg
Click here for playlist.
Individual Selections:

Introduction by Al Kutzik
Ciribiribin
I Want a Red Dress - from Darlin' Corie by Abel Meeropol & Elie Siegmeister
The Shofar- from We Are Innocent by Leonard Lehrman
My Loved One (duet)+intro & bow [by Edith Segal]
Irene Goodnight by Huddie Ledbetter
The House I Live In by Abel Meeropol & Earl Robinson
Un bel di - from Puccini's Madama Butterfly

Superspy!: The S-e-c-r-e-t Musical
at Community Church of Boston Feb. 25, 1990
Click here for playlist; individual numbers/scenes:

Overture
Real Realpolitik
I Am I-Why Do I Love Him?
We're Right Because We're Right
The Geneticist's Song
The SDI Waltz
Deniability
Side By Side With Cyanide
Just A Little Favor
A Girl Without Morals
FemmeFatale-Scientist Masterspy-Secretary
Tell Me, What Is Love?
Superspy - title song
Scientist-Senator Scene
A Cure for Everything
Denouement
An Upbeat Ending
Encore: Realpolitik-Superspy

Marymount Manhattan Theater, June 11, 1989
Leonard Lehrman conducts Peter Schlosser, Helene Williams,
and The Metropolitan Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra
in his Rosenberg Cantata, We Are Innocent
based on The Death House Letters by Julius & Ethel Rosenberg
used by permission of their sons, commissioned by
The National Committee to Reopen the Rosenberg Case
and The Professor Edgar H. Lehrman Memorial Foundation for Ethics, Religion, Science, and the Arts.
The following movements, videotaped by Richard Corey, are posted on YouTube:

Prelude (Orch)
1 Childhood Memories (J 5/24/51)
2 The Shofar (E 10/2/51 & 9/30/51)
3 Together (J&E 5/24/51, 10/4/51, 8/12/50, 10/28/50)
4 We Are Innocent (J,E,Chor 4/10/51, 4/18/51)
5 How Sad I Was to Leave You (E 5/19/51)
6 How Much You Have Given Me (J 5/20/51)
7 The Astounding Spectacle (E,J,Chor 1/19/53, 2/11-12/53)
7A Interlude (Orch) quoting songs Julius sang in prison (4/19/51):
"Peat Bog Soldiers," "Kevin Barry," "United Nations,"
"Tennessee Waltz," "Irene, Goodnight," "Down in the Valley,"
Beethoven's "Ode to Joy"; and Edith Segal's "My Loved One."
8 A Visit from Mother (E 1/21/53)
9 Of Course It Isn't Easy (J 10/25/51)
10 "Mercy"? (E,J,Chor 2/9-10/53, 12/18/52)
11 On the Threshold of Death (J 2/8/53)
12 To Michael & Robert (E,J,Chor 6/19/53)

Harlem School of the Arts, Jan. 15, 1989
Leonard Lehrman conducts William Warfield, Ronald Edwards
and The Metropolitan Philharmonic Chorus
accompanied by Christine Niehaus
in Elie Siegmeister's cantata I Have A Dream
on text by Edward Mabley based on the Aug. 28, 1963 speech
of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,
in its Manhattan premiere, hosted by Robert Sherman and Betty Allen
videotaped by Richard Corey

Part 1
Part 2 (the fugue: "No Man Is An Island, We Cannot Walk Alone")
Part 3 (including bow by Siegmeister)


E.G.: A Musical Portrait of Emma Goldman
music by Leonard Lehrman, book & lyrics by Leonard Lehrman & Karen Ruoff Kramer,
Jewish Currents concert performance of 6-person version
Dec. 6, 1987 with Helene Williams, Pamela Sanabria, Sheila Dean Wormer
Douglas Kiddie, Mark Hoeler, and Eugene Green, with the composer at the piano
Go to playlist here, or click on individual scenes and songs:

Introduction by Isobel Pearlman
Introduction by Leonard Lehrman
Overture & Credits
E.G. (title song) & opening scene
Descartes, My Marriage
Denaturalization
Russia - America
Haymarket
Emma's First Speech
Where Do I Belong?
Come the Revolution
Act I Finale: I Believe, Judith, If I Can't Dance
Act II Introduction by Leonard Lehrman
Entr'acte & E.G. Reprise
Interview with Consul Horatio Mooers
Sex
Triangular Love Duet
Fathers & Sons
Emma & Sasha
Ben Reitman Scene
Education, Vaudeville, Occupation
Convictions
Nicaragua, 1929
A Woman Without A Country
Press Conference, NY, Feb. 1, 1934
Act II Finale

E.G.: A Musical Portrait of Emma Goldman
music by Leonard Lehrman, book & lyrics by Leonard Lehrman & Karen Ruoff Kramer,
first performance of 6-person version, Libertarian Book Club
April 23, 1987 with Helene Williams, Pamela Sanabria, Sheila Dean Wormer
Douglas Kiddie, Don Catrone, Eugene Green, and the composer at the piano
Go to playlist here, or click on individual scenes and songs:

Overture & Credits
E.G. (title song) & opening scene
Descartes, My Marriage
Denaturalization
Russia - America
Haymarket
Emma's First Speech
Where Do I Belong?
Come the Revolution
Act I Finale: I Believe, Judith, If I Can't Dance
Entr'acte & E.G. Reprise
Interview with Consul Horatio Mooers
Sex
Triangular Love Duet
Fathers & Sons
Emma & Sasha
Ben Reitman Scene
Education, Vaudeville, Occupation
Convictions
Nicaragua, 1929
A Woman Without A Country
Press Conference, NY, Feb. 1, 1934
Act II Finale

E.G.: Scenes from the Life of Emma Goldman
music by Leonard Lehrman, book & lyrics by Leonard Lehrman & Karen Ruoff Kramer,
first performance, benefit for U.S. Americans for Peace,
West Berlin, May 4, 1986, on the 100th anniversary of the Haymarket Riot,
featuring soprano Elizabeth Parcells with Leonard Lehrman at the piano.
Go to playlist here.

Introduction & Overture
Scene 1 & Title Song
Russia - America
Haymarket
Where Do I Belong?
Quartet: Come the Revolution [also with Frohwalte Pilz & Uwe Sauerwein]
Act I Finale
[including: "I Believe," "The Judith Dream," and "If I Can't Dance, It's Not My Revolution"]
Fathers and Sons
Ben Reitman Scene
Act II Finale [including bow by co-author, Karen Ruoff Kramer]

The Lady of the Castle
one-act ballad opera by Mira J. Spektor
after play in Hebrew by Lea Goldberg, English translation by T. Carmi
European premiere, July 1985
presented by Juedischer Musiktheaterverein Berlin at Kuenstlerhaus Bethanien, W. Berlin
German translation by Miriam Walter & Leonard Lehrman
directed by Joaquin LaHabana; conducted from the piano & harpsichord by Leonard Lehrman
starring Klaus Lang, Klaus Neumcke, Marianne Dorsch and Seung Hee Han
Go to playlist here.



The Family Man
one-act one-character opera by Leonard Lehrman
after story by Mikhail Sholokhov
performed by Ronald Edwards
accompanied at the piano by the composer
staged by Lou Rodgers for Golden Fleece, Ltd., NYC, June 1985
Go to playlist here.

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

Juedischer Musiktheaterverein Gala Opening Concert, April 30, 1984
Juedisches Gemeindehaus, West Berlin
Leonard Lehrman at the piano; video by Joaquin LaHabana

Shalom (ending only) from Jerry Herman's Milk & Honey sung by Harry Oschitzki & Constance DeFotis
Yiddish by J.J. Segal & Lazar Weiner, sung by Harry Oschitzki
In der Fremd by Leyb Naydus & Leonard Lehrman, sung by Harry Oschitzki
Manya's Lullaby from Sima sung in German by Ute Gabriel
Mattathias-Eleazar Duet from Hannah simg by David Bloch & Klaus Neumcke
Pearl Fishers Duet sung in German by Klaus Neumcke & David Bloch

Growing Up Woman
a song cycle musical, based on the book of poems, Bittersweet Year
words by Barbara Tumarkin Dunham, music by Leonard Lehrman
European premiere, April 30, 1984
with Angie Perez (as Juliette), Ute Gabriel, Silvia Weiss, Constance DeFotis, and David Bloch (as the Man)
and instrumental ensemble conducted from the piano by the composer; direction & choreography by Joaquin LaHabana
For playlist, click here..

Individual numbers:
title song
So Low
Silhouette - You Never Regarded Him As a Man
Ice & Glass & Diamonds
The House of Empty Rooms
You Never Regarded (Reprise) - Someone
Wind-Up Woman
Tears and Rain Are Water
The Geese Are Flying
Dare
Why Without Him? - Where Is Our Intimacy, My Love?
Fragments, Flyin' High, Finale
Bows (including Director bow)

Sima
two-act opera by Leonard Lehrman
after "Tscheta Krasovitskikh" (The Krasovitsky Couple)
by David Aizman, tr. by Edgar H. Lehrman
performed at Barnes Hall, Cornell University, 1976
co-sponsored by Ithaca Opera Association
broadcast on Cable TV May 1977
with chorus, piano, harpsichord & organ
conducted by the composer
directed by the composer & Glen Becker
starring Paul Gibbons & Carol Skinner as Yakov & Regina Krasovitsky,
Joanne Ball as Manya, Yvonne Parkes as Lyuba,
and Julie Gibbons as Sima
Video by Louis Mezgar
Go to playlist here.

Overture (& Opening Credits)
Act I Scene 1 The Streetcar
Act I Scene 2 Part 1 Arriving at the Orphanage
Act I Scene 2 Part 2 Ensemble
Act I Scene 2 Part 3 Departing the Orphanage
Act I Scene 3 The Carriage
Act I Scene 4 Manya's Letter Aria Mad Scene
Act I Scene 5 Coming Home
Entr'acte
Act II Scenes 1 & 2 Telephoning, Bathing
Act II Scene 3 Retiring
Act II Scene 4 Resolution
Act II Scene 5 Nightmares (Finale - & Closing Credits)