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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

  • Atlanta Jewish History Talks : (Winter 2021)

    Discover something new in something old with The Breman Museums Atlanta Jewish History Talks. Enjoy a series of six talks with Atlanta's foremost historians on major events that affected the tapestry of Jewish Atlanta. Talks include the Rise of Rich's Department Store, Jewish political activism, and Atlanta's most infamous instances of Antisemetism - the Leo Frank Case and the Emory Dental School Scandal. Tickets are available on a per class basis or as a series. Check for pricing and more information on each class below.

  • A Jazz Memoir : Photography by Herb Snitzer

    In support of the Breman Museum’s mission to “Connect people to Jewish history, culture, and arts,” the newest exhibition, A Jazz Memoir: Photography by Herb Snitzer features photography documenting America’s jazz scene, focusing on the 1957–1964, of his over fifty-year career. For most of that time, Herb was the photography editor for Metronome, the primary magazine devoted to jazz. Images of Louis Armstrong, Nina Simone, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, Count Basie and many others are showcased in the exhibit. Additional works reveal his desire to use photography to effect social change and his belief that “Injustice for one is injustice for all.” A Jazz Memoir also speaks to the links that connect Jews, jazz and the African American community.

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Other Events

  • January 28th, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Atlanta Jewish History Talks: The Case of Leo Frank

    Join Steve Oney, the foremost historian on the Leo Frank case, as he discusses one of the most infamous cases of Antisemetism in America and a pivotal moment in Atlanta’s Jewish history. The class will be moderated by founding archivist of The Breman, Sandra Berman, who devoted her career to collecting original historic items from the case and curated an in-depth exhibition that traveled around the country.

  • January 31st, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Bearing Witness: Unforgettable Stories from the Holocaust

    Manuela and her family survived the Holocaust hiding in Vichy France. Her story honors the “conspiracy of goodness” that saved them -- from Parisian neighbors and friends, to members of the Resistance, to the grace of villagers who never revealed their whereabouts despite great danger to themselves.

  • February 4th, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Atlanta Jewish History Talks: The Activism of Jewish Women

    Join esteemed historians Mark Bauman, Leonard Rogoff, and Diane Vecchio as they discuss the legacy of Jewish women’s activism in Atlanta and the region. Hear these three experts examine suffragettes and the evolving role of women in Jewish social services.

  • February 4th, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Jews and Jazz III

    Edutainment at its best. Dr. Gordon Vernick plays trumpet accompanied by vocalist Rita Graham and pianist Kevin Bales as Dr. Vernick tells stories about the significant roles Jews played in the Jazz world. Learn about the contributions of Jewish composers, producers, performers, writers and entrepreneurs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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