Join us for some family fun! Birthday of the Trees: Family Music Concert With MISTER G celebrates environmentalism through a Jewish lens. We will immerse ourselves in music, singing, dancing and enjoy a book reading and signing with the artists.
About the Artists
Ben Gundersheimer (MISTER G)
has been hailed as "a bilingual rock star" by The Washington Post
and "irresistible" by People
magazine. He was originally dubbed MISTER G by his elementary school students while pursuing a Master of Education degree. Ben has released twelve albums of original music, which have been awarded the Latin Grammy Award and five Parents' Choice Gold Awards. He tours internationally at major venues including Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits and the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.
Ben's four picture books based on his original, bilingual songs are published by Penguin Random House. Señorita Mariposa
, a bilingual telling of the monarch butterfly migration from Canada to Mexico, is now in its 14th printing and has recently been released by Scholastic books for the school market. Whether performing at the National Climate Rally or an orphanage in Mexico City, Ben's dynamic, interactive performances aim to dissolve borders and foster cross-cultural connections through the power of story and song.
Katherine Jamieson (MISSUS G)
, MFA, is a vocalist, performer, producer and educator who leads the interactive component of the MISTER G concerts. She has managed and led the communications team for MISTER G, and developed curricula, workshops and teacher training programs which she and Ben present nationally. She also performs internationally with MISTER G at major venues and festivals such as Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, New Orleans Jazz Fest and Central Park SummerStage. A former college professor, Katherine has been published widely in The New York Times, Boston Globe, Slate, Ms.
and The Best Travel Writing.
For children ages 4–8
Sunday, January 21
Albert and Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall (Bldg F)
$7 Children | $10 Adults | $25 Per Family
Contact: Michelle Shabtai | (650) 223-8638 | [email protected]