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Cultural and Performing Arts Events | PJCC
The Cultural and Performing Arts Department of the Peninsula Jewish Community Center offers high-quality, multi-disciplinary arts programming and cultural opportunities. Intimate performances, lectures, art exhibits and workshops, featuring emerging and established artists and thinkers, will strive to entertain, educate and enlighten.
The PJCC is proud to be a part of the Initiative on Jewish Peoplehood presenting educational and cultural programs that explore Jewish heritage, identity, and community. This initiative is co-funded by the Koret Foundation and the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture.
PJCC | Cultural Arts Events: Concerts, Theater, Lectures, Exhibits
"A Reason to Remember" Opening Reception and Presentation
'A Reason to Remember: Roth, Germany 1933-1942', is based on the personal stories of five Jewish families who lived in the small village of Roth, Germany between 1933 and 1942. Their stories are linked to the political and historical events of the Holocaust. The exhibit is on display through June 28.
6:00 PM - Self-guided gallery tour and reception (PJCC Lobby and Gallery)
7:00 PM - Presentation (PJCC Board Room)
Presented in Partnership with the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany
A Musical Conversation with Cellist Amit Peled
World renowned cellist, Amit Peled's musical selections, passionate performance and personal story will take you on an emotionally stimulating ride through Peled's Jewish journey. Voted by Musical America as one of the most Influential Music Professionals of 2015, Peled's compelling performances break down barriers between performers and the audience, making the classical music experience more accessible to wider audiences. Peled will be performing with the historic Goffriller cello (1733) that belonged to the legendary musician Pablo Casals.Joined by Elizabeth Borowsky, piano. The 60-minute program is followed by a meet-the-artist-reception. Presented in partnership with Music at Kohl Mansion. Advance purchase recommended.
NOTE: This program will take place at Music at Kohl Mansion, Burlingame
Non Stop Bhangra with Dholrhythms Dance and Riffat Sultana
Dholrhythms Dance Company kicks off the festivities with a dance performance highlighting the ancestral and ethnic roots of Punjabi dance while pushing boundaries with contemporary influences. The interactive dance lesson gets everyone on their feet, resulting in a fresh and exciting dance full of joy and energy. The party continues with a second act with stunning vocals by Riffat Sultana accompanied by drums and bass. Pack a picnic (no pork, shellfish or alcohol please) or purchase food on-site at this family friendly event. Dressing in layers and picnic blankets recommended. General Admission.
Outdoor concert: Dirty Cello
Dirty Cello brings a high energy and unique spin on blues and bluegrass. Led by vivacious cross-over cellist Rebecca Roudman, Dirty Cello is cello like you've never heard before. From down home blues with a wailing cello to virtuosic stompin' bluegrass, this band will get your heart thumping! Pack a picnic (no pork, shellfish or alcohol) or purchase food onsite. General Admission. Limited table seating available. Doors open at 4:40 pm.
Make the most of the last days of summer and come out for a free 'kindie rock' concert. For more than seven years now, The Not-Its! have entertained kids and families with their up-tempo live concerts that give children their first 'rock show' experience. Let's rock!
Parental Advisory Warning:
This music is to be listened to under the supervision of children!
Feel free to pack a picnic (no pork or shellfish, please)
Up Close Concert: VNote Ensemble
The VNote Ensemble gives voice to the hidden treasure of Venezuelan music. Original compositions, keen arrangements, adventurous jazz explorations, and great musicianship blend together to deliver a unique musical sound. Guests are greeted with wine and cheese and the 60-minute concert is followed by a 'Meet the Artists' dessert reception. It is our pleasure to reserve tables for parties of four or more. Doors open at 7:30 pm. Presented in partnership with Music at Kohl Mansion. Registration required.