Congregation B’nai Israel Hosts Lecture-in-Song Fred Miller on Jewish songwriters and the American Dream
On November 2 at 8 pm, Congregation B’nai Israel (CBI) in Rumson will present a Lecture-in-Song, featuring pianist and raconteur Fred Miller. Open to the public, this musical program will highlight Jewish songwriters and the quest for the American Dream. Entitled “a land that’s free for you and me,” Miller will play and sing songs by noted composers Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Richard Rodgers, and Oscar Hammerstein, illustrating how these composers helped shape social and cultural change in the United States.
Miller, a native of Albuquerque, NM trained in piano, acting, and vocal performance, has spent decades in the musical field performing grand opera, musical comedy, classical, and chamber music. A self-described history buff, Miller has combined his love of history with American popular song, creating unique lectures where he plays, sings, and talks about the lives and work of American entertainers. He has performed his lectures throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania and, for over thirty years, has taught singing with the Copper Penny Players in the Delaware Valley.
The concert will take place in the CBI social hall. Refreshments will be served. Reservations are requested. Admission is $5 for non-members. To make a reservation, go to www.cbirumson.org (events page) or contact CBI Director Emilie Kovit-Meyer at 732-842-1800 x203.
Congregation B’nai Israel is located at the corner of Hance and Ridge Roads in Rumson, New Jersey. Serving the Jewish community for more than 90 years, CBI hosts religious, educational, and social programming throughout the year. More information about this and other upcoming events can be found at www.cbirumson.org.