Enjoy a festive lunch with traditional holiday foods, stories, music and blessings. Open to the community; family members welcome. Reservations required
The music entertainment for the Hanukkah lunch will be Richard Glazier, pianist and narrator, who is thrilled to introduce his new show which includes a medley from My Fair Lady, One from A Chorus Line, a medley from Fiddler on the Roof and Send in the Clowns from A Little Night Music.
Through the years, the renowned Gershwin specialist has developed a keen interest in contemporary standards from the Broadway stage and the Hollywood screen. Glazier will also play favorites by Jewish songwriters like Richard Rodgers, Jerome Kern and George and Ira Gershwin.
Richard Glazier is a leading authority on the music of George Gershwin and the star of two award-winning PBS television specials about American popular song. With a doctorate in Piano Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music and a lifelong passion for classic films to his credit, Glazier is able to offer fascinating, behind-the-scenes stories and brilliant piano performances.
Glazier's passion for the rich cultural heritage of early 20th-century America led him to create special programs celebrating the era—the music, the composers, the performers, old-time Broadway shows and movie musicals. In these concerts, Glazier plays the piano and weaves in commentary on the history behind the songs, telling fascinating stories about the composers, the shows, the films and the stars, sharing funny anecdotes and showing rare vintage images and film clips. He has performed these multi-media programs in every state of the union and at the United Nations, the Smithsonian Institute and Carnegie Hall.
Glazier's concerts have inspired two national television specials: From Gershwin to Garland—A Musical Journey With Richard Glazier, which was broadcast on PBS stations throughout the country in 2010, and From Ragtime to Reel Time—Richard Glazier in Concert, which aired on PBS stations in March 2012.
Glazier has won multiple awards for his television shows, including four Telly Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Entertainment, Documentary and Cultural Programming.
Funded in part by the Maimonides Fund of the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund.
The OFJCC provides door-to-door rides for mobility-impaired seniors to all Community Tuesday lectures and concerts. The price is $10 for a round trip. All reservations must be made by Thursday morning the week before the event. To make a reservation, contact Betty Saad at [email protected] or (650) 223-8741. Funded by the Senior Mobility Initiative at the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund.
Open to the Community
Tuesday, December 20
11:30 AM–1:30 PM | Early admittance at 11:10 AM for those who RSVP by December 15
People without an RSVP allowed in if space permits
Schultz Cultural Arts Hall
$20 or two punches of the Community Tuesday Punch Card
Contact: Michelle Rosengaus | (650) 223-8616 | [email protected]