The 26th Annual Lipinsky Family San Diego Jewish Arts Festival
Presented by San Diego Repertory Theatre
Festival Artistic Director: Todd Salovey
Festival Associate Producer: Ali Viterbi
Sunday, May 26 at 2:00 p.m. – Gourevitch & Guitarist Kolpakov
Sunday, May 26th at 2:30 p.m. – San Diego Ballet – Song of Songs
Wednesday, May 29th at 7:30 p.m. – In the Room Where It Happens
Tuesday, June 4th at 7:30 p.m. – Knockin’ on Dylan’s Door
Wednesday, June 5 at 7:00 p.m. – Sunset Concert with Soulfarm at The HIVE
Thursday, June 6th at 7:30 p.m. – In Every Generation
Tuesday, June 11th at 7:30 p.m. – A Community Unity Concert with Kohl Esperanza
Thursday, June 13th at 7:30 p.m. – 10th Annual Women of Valor
Monday, June 17th at 7:30 p.m. – Perla Batalla Sings the Songs of Leonard Cohen
Wednesday, June 19th at 7:30 p.m. – Asimov’s Last Chapter
Sunday, June 23rd at 2:00 p.m. – 10th Annual Women of Valor
Monday, June 24 at 7:30 p.m. – Klezmer Summit: Blueish: Jews & the Blues
Thursday, July 11th at 7:30 p.m. – The Klezmer Accordion with Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi
San Diego Repertory Theatre [The Lyceum Theatres]
79 Horton Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101
540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024
The HIVE @ Leichtag Commons
441 Saxony Rd, Encinitas, CA 92024
New Village Arts Theatre
2787 State Street, Carlsbad, CA 92008
Museum of Making Music, Carlsbad
5790 Armada Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008
San Diego Ballet presents Song of Songs
King Solomon’s timeless mystical love song is brought to life with 22 dancers and rousing jazz and klezmer music in a stunning world premiere! San Diego Ballet is famous for their elegant sensuality and theatricality. This new piece features original music by jazz legend Charles McPherson and Middle Eastern music by Yale Strom. Song of Songs celebrates a poem beloved by people from all walks of life and beliefs. Song of Songs illuminates the voices of two lovers praising each other, yearning for each other and inviting each other to truly enjoy and experience. Get swept away in the lush ecstasy of timelessness!
IN THE ROOM WHERE IT HAPPENS
San Diego Jewish Teen Performance Showcase. Talented teens from San Diego schools and beyond perform music, theatre and dance. Featuring talented performers from J*Company, San Diego Jewish Academy, Torah High School, Temple Solel’s Shoreshim & Kavannah and the Ken’s Lehatjil. A donation in recognition of the evening’s top performance will be made to the high school arts program at San Diego’s sister city, Sha'ar HaNegev.
Co-sponsored by San Diego Jewish Academy and the United Jewish Federation of San Diego
KNOCKIN’ ON DYLAN’S DOOR
Bob Dylan's most transcendent songs with a Jewish twist. From Blowin’ in the Wind and Like a Rolling Stone through Forever Young and Simple Twist of Fate, Dylan’s legendary poetry has captured and created the spirit of our times. The songs of the 2016 Nobel Laureate for Literature are performed through a Jewish lens as Noah Solomon and Grammy award-winner C Lanzbom of Jewish jam band Soulfarm cover Dylan’s classics with special guests including Yehuda Solomon of Moshav Band and singer Sam Glaser.
IN EVERY GENERATION
One family. One holiday. Four millennia. The Levi-Katz family celebrates Passover again and again and again while times, locations and languages change. Over matzah ball soup and (vegan) brisket, the family contends with questions of race, religion and inter-generational trauma. The present echoes both the past and future as the family reenacts the famous exodus traditions asking, "Why is this night different?" and "Will we ever be free?" Named one of the top Jewish plays in 2019. This is a staged reading.
A COMMUNITY UNITY CONCERT WITH KOL ESPERANZA
From Israel, in this community unity concert, these three young operatic pop-trio performs a mix of Broadway hits, classical arias and inspirational Hebrew favorites. Featuring Israeli Opera soloist, Nimrod Grinboim; Jerusalem Academy of Music graduate, Nadav Inbar; Soloist in the Israeli Air Force band, Omer Shaish; under the music direction of Tomer Adaddi, a multiple award-winning composer and producer. An exciting pop-trio that bridges generations the world over. "Am yisrael Chai!"
Co-sponsored by Chabad of Downtown and Chabad Coronado
10TH ANNUAL WOMEN OF VALOR
This year’s honorees: Theresa Dupuis, Barbara Fischbein, Superintendent Cindy Marten, Allison Price, Cheryl Rattner Price, Jacqui Silver and Manya Wallenfels. 10th anniversary celebration honors seven women who have made indelible contributions to our San Diego community. With moving songs, stories and images we ask, "A woman of valor, who shall find?"
Benefiting Torah High School, Project Sarah, Chabad of Poway and The Butterfly Project
PERLA BATALLA SINGS THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN
Following last spring’s sold-out standing ovation triumph, Perla Batalla returns with a new selection of the greatest songs of Leonard Cohen. For years Perla toured the world with Leonard Cohen, sharing in his music, poetry and wisdom. From Suzanne through Hallelujah, this event thrills with the presence of two unparalleled artists.
“Onstage, offstage, digital or analog, I love Perla Batalla.” – Leonard Cohen
“In this show, there are times when I ask my audience to sing with me. I feel that the coming together of voices has the power to touch Leonard’s spirit and his lifelong devotion to art and the mysteries of the human heart.” – Perla Batalla
An all-star concert celebration of the intersection of Jews and Blues.
Featuring Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi with special guests blues all-stars Tomcat Courtney (guitar), Sue Palmer (Piano) and Robin Henkel (dobro guitar). "Blueish" looks at why Jews fell in love with African American Blues.
North County Events
GOUREVITCH & GUITARIST KOLPAKOV
Klezmer virtuoso clarinetist Alexander Gourevitch is joined by Latin, Flamenco and Romany guitarist Sasha Kolpakov. Both hail from third generation musical families, one klezmer and one gypsy. With Natalya Vostriakova on violin, Pavlo Getman on piano and Carlos Maria on drums, this is a thrilling performance of joyous klezmer gems. This free of charge Festival kick-off will revive your musical heart and soul.
No ticket necessary; this event is free of charge.
SUNSET WITH SOULFARM AT THE FARM
Celebrate the upcoming Festival of First Fruits with a picnic dinner and sunset concert by Soulfarm overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Featuring Grammy Award-winner, lead guitarist C Lanzbom, and guitarist and singer extraordinaire, Noah Solomon. Their world-beat original and popular Jewish songs are full of Mediterranean flavor with captivating guitar leads, dance rhythms and strong percussion breaks. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for guests to bring a wine and picnic dinner. Concert at 7:00 p.m.
Co-Sponsored by The HIVE @ Leichtag Commons
ASIMOV’S LAST CHAPTER – By Herbert Siguenza
Directed by Todd Salovey
Join acclaimed playwright/performer Herbert Siguenza of Culture Clash for a special sneak preview staged reading of his latest play. It is 1992, Asimov is ill and must archive his voluminous writings before it’s too late. He gets an unexpected visit from a beautiful, brilliant and well-wired student on assignment to preserve his legacy and perhaps save humanity as well! This science fiction docu-comedy grooves with 1980’s funk!
10TH ANNIVERSARY WOMEN OF VALOR
This year’s honorees: Theresa Dupuis, Barbara Fischbein, Superintendent Cindy Marten, Allison Price, Cheryl Rattner Price, Jacqui Silver and Manya Wallenfels. The 10th anniversary celebration honors seven women who have made indelible contributions to our San Diego community. With moving songs, stories and images we ask, "A woman of valor, who shall find?
No ticket necessary; this event is free of charge.
THE KLEZMER ACCORDION WITH YALE STROM & HOT PSTROMI
How accordion was featured in the music of Jews and Roma. All-star band featuring Fred Benedetti on guitar, Gunnar Briggs on bass, vocalist Elizabeth Schwartz and special guest accordionist Peter Stan. From classical to folk, to masterful improvisations by Peter Stan. Musical gems and stories of two wandering people with a world premier accordion composition by musician and historian Yale Strom.
The Lyceum Galleries
May 26 - July 11
Lyceum Galleries Reception Monday, June 24th at 6:45pm
May 26 – July 11
Judith Shufro’s artistic style is immersed in contemporary realism. Her newest series of paintings appreciates the natural beauty of California-grown things that are often taken for granted.
May 26 – July 11
Born in Israel, artist Guri Stark moved to the United States 32 years ago. His distinctively strong and brilliant watercolors capture unique moments and convey his combined love of art and music.
Heartfelt thanks to the Lipinsky Family Foundation for their visionary support of this Festival
Community Partners and Co-sponsors
NORTH COUNTY PROGRAMS UNDERWRITER:
The Butterfly Project
California State University, San Marcos
Chabad of Coronado
Chabad of Downtown San Diego
CJC of the Lawrence Family JCC
Encinitas Branch - San Diego County Library
The Hive - A Leichtag Foundation Initiative
Jewish Community Foundation
San Diego Jewish Federation of San Diego County
Ken Jewish Community
Mira Costa College
Museum of Making Music
New Village Arts Project
Sarah San Diego Ballet
San Diego Center for Jewish Culture
San Diego Jewish Academy
Seacrest Village Retirement Communities
Torah High School
Special Thanks to the Festival Circle Donors:
Julia Ramirez Stone & Ken Stone
- Shows: 2019-2020
- The Klezmer Accordion with Yale Strom and Hot Pstromi
- 33 1/3 - House of Dreams
- DREAM HOU$E
- To Saints and Stars
- Aztec Pirates & the Insignificance of Life on Mars
- 57 Chevy
- Laughs in Spanish
- Hershey Felder as Monsieur Chopin
- Bad Hombres/Good Wives
- Hold These Truths
- The Humans
- House of Joy
- Hershey Felder A PARIS LOVE STORY
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