Lunch and Learn with Debra Winter: The Jewish History of Classical Music Composers

March 9, 2022, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Debra Winter

Jewish music itself has a fascinating history, but perhaps more fascinating still are the Jewish backgrounds of several well-known secular composers throughout our shared history. From Mendelssohn, Mahler, and Schoenberg to Copland, Bernstein, and Sondheim, let us explore both the Jewish and musical histories at play, and hear a few of their beautiful compositions along the way.

Debra Winter, Director of Spiritual Arts at Temple Micah, studied music theory and education in undergraduate school, culminating with a recital program entitled “Of Love and Loss, of Light and Life: an evening of classical music by Jewish composers”.  It is from this program and its accompanying research that we will explore together in our Lunch & Learn gathering. This program will be accompanied by Dr. Joshua Fishbein on the piano.

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About Debra Winter

Debra Winter joined the staff of Temple Micah in the summer of 2019, settling in DC after a decade spent traveling the US as a freelance musician in the Jewish community. In recent years, she has served as a faculty member at several conferences dedicated to the teaching of Jewish musical leadership skills nationwide, including NFTY’s Nashir conference, Lift Every Voice (LEV), and the URJ’s premier program, Hava Nashira. In December of 2019, Debra traveled to Chicago to serve as the Associate Music Director of the URJ Biennial Conference, and has served as a featured musical leader at the annual international gatherings of youth organizations BBYO, NFTY, and USY.

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