This Veteran's Day keynote lecture offers a unique, poignant, historical perspective on the United States military, from the American Revolution until the present day. Listen to well-known and not-so-familiar tunes, with paintings, photos and video of soldiers and military transport, accompanied by music from the depicted time periods.
Virtuoso oboist Brenda Schuman-Post is the director of Sonic Forest, a multi-instrumental ensemble that, since 2009, has performed about 25 concerts, lectures and workshops per year for senior citizen audiences. In 2015, an activity director asked Brenda to create a show specifically for Veteran's Day. Surprised at being invited to present something that was not in her sphere of immediate knowledge, she inquired as to "why me?" The activity director replied, "Because of all the musicians I have met over the years, you're the only one who I know could actually do it." Brenda took up the challenge. 'Honoring Veterans' has been met with rave reviews ever since.
Brenda is also the winner of the 2003 Star Trek Idol Talent Search and is the first musician ever to witness the harvesting of the wood from which woodwind musical instruments are made. Her CDs are declared as 'groundbreaking'.
Daytime Adult Learning and Culture Programs are made possible in part by the John R. Schwabacher Family as well as a grant from the Maimonides Fund at the Jewish Community Federation & Endowment Fund of San Francisco, The Peninsula, Marin, Sonoma and the East Bay.
Need a ride?
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.