Join us for a special evening celebrating love in music with some of the most beautiful songs of all time. The program will feature popular songs and arias written by Gershwin, Mozart, Bernstein, Schubert, Porter, Verdi, and other composers. This unique multimedia event of live performance, commentary, and rare archival footage promises an unforgettable journey through the many faces of love in music. Come prepared to let jazz, classical music, musical theater, and opera sweep you off your feet.
Nurit Jugend has composed more than a dozen published works that have been performed and broadcast worldwide. She works internationally with leading orchestras and performance groups such as the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under Zubin Mehta, the St. Lawrence String Quartet, EurOrchestra under Francesco Lentini, and the Slovenian Symphony Orchestra under Sean Edwards, among others. Jugend received a PhD from Stanford.
Ronit Widmann-Levy has received accolades for her operatic and concert performances throughout the world. She has performed with Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony in Carnegie Hall, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the New World Symphony Orchestra, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, among others.
Vocal Coach; Accompanist
Russell Norman spent twenty years as head coach and accompanist for the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in the Opera department. He worked for many years as a coach and a pianist for the Aims Opera Studio in Graz, Austria, and also for opera houses in Vienna. He worked for West Bay Opera for more than ten years collaborating on many productions and establishing the Opera in the Schools program.