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2020 Molly Blank Concert Series: Let's Fall in Love

Overview

The Molly Blank Concert Series is back at the Breman! Three one-night-only concerts bring community partners together to highlight Jewish contributions to music. With an incredible variety of musical genres and world-renown talent, this season promises to entertain, delight and captivate. Please scroll down for more information on each individual performance and ticket information for these events.

Ticket Pricing

Member Pricing: $50 Dollars 

General Pricing: $60 Dollars

*Ticketing Fees Apply to All Ticket Transactions

The Concert

4 PM Reception | 5 PM Performance

February 16

Joe Alterman Trio with Special Guest Lena Seikaly

Join us for a sweet afternoon filled with music and romance. Enjoy love-themed songs from the Great American Songbook. Hear songs from Sinatra, Nancy Wilson, Nat King Cole, and Ella Fitzgerald. Join us and let's fall in love. Presented with the Atlanta Jewish Music Festival.

“Let’s Fall in Love,” features the Joe Alterman Trio and special guest Lena Seikaly. Join us for a sweet afternoon filled with music and romance with love songs from the Great American Songbook. Hear unique renditions of tunes from legends like Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole and Ella Fitzgerald.   

The concert marks a return to the Molly Blank series for Alterman, who performed in a side role in one of last year’s shows. A world-renowned jazz pianist, Alterman grew up in Atlanta and graduated from New York University’s Steinhardt School. He has shared the stage with icons like Les McCann, Ramsey Lewis, Dick Gregory, and Wynton Marsalis in world-class venues, including the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., and the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City. Lewis has called him “an inspiration to me” and his piano playing “a joy to behold.” Alterman currently serves as executive director of the Atlanta Jewish Music Festival, which is partnering with the Breman in presenting the show.

“Let’s Fall in Love” marks the Atlanta debut for Seikaly, a Palestinian singer from Washington. She and Alterman met several years ago when they were paired for a concert in Maryland.

“Lena is one of my favorite singers to work with,” said Alterman. “She has a rare talent and is really special. She’s an incredible singer who really knows how to tell a story.”

The Washington Post calls Keikaly “one of the local jazz scene’s most promising performers" and “one of the brightest voices in jazz.” She performs frequently as a soloist alongside the city's top orchestras and choirs; she has performed with her own trio at the Kennedy Center and other acclaimed venues and has taught and led workshops at several prestigious performing arts schools. The classically-trained operatic mezzo-soprano studied at the University of Maryland School of Music.

Rounding out the Joe Alterman Trio will be bassist Robby Handley and drummer Justin Chesarek, both based in Atlanta. “Robby and Justin are fabulous,” said Alterman. “They’re two of my favorite people and musicians.”

 

This event series is made possible by

Funding for this program is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners.

 


 

 


 

Exhibitions

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    This permanent exhibition presents the history of the Holocaust through artifacts and stories of Atlanta area Holocaust Survivors.

  • Seeking Justice : The Leo Frank Case Revisited

    Even after 100 years the events surrounding the murder of Mary Phagan and the trial and lynching of Leo Frank remain both disturbing and morbidly fascinating. Seeking Justice allows visitors to look at the momentous and tragic events of the years 1913-1915 through the lens of the societal and political tensions that existed in Atlanta at that time. The full exhibition provides an immersive experience for visitors, while an artifact only display for smaller spaces conveys this story's significance in a more condensed manner.

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Other Events

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  • August 20th, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Jews of Florida: Centuries of Stories

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  • September 1st, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Panel Discussion: Married to the Rabbi

    Inspired by the book, Married to the Rabbi: Sixty Spouses of Retired Reform Rabbis in Their Own Words edited by Naomi Patz and Judy Maslin, this panel discussion, moderated by Karen Franklin, will feature southern rabbis’ wives who contributed essays to the book along with special guest, Naomi Patz. Hear from panelists Janice Rothschild Blumberg, Pat Bloom, and Jeanne Danziger as they share insights about being a Rebbetzin in the American South during the transitional years of the second half of the 20th century.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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