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Local soprano Rebecca Plack to perform in Sacramento

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Rebecca Plack is a Davis High School graduate who now teaches voice to local students. Courtesy photo

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What: Concert by soprano Rebecca Plack of Davis

When: 3 p.m. Sunday

Where: The Center at 2300, 2300 Sierra Blvd., Sacramento

Tickets: $20 each, available at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1286414701 or by calling (916) 488-1122

For centuries, Jewish composers, lyricists, and musicians have made significant contributions to the world of music and performing arts.

On Sunday at 3 p.m., soprano Rebecca Plack of Davis will perform a program titled “Jewish Voices: Songs from the Old World, Tunes from the New” at The Center at 2300, which is at 2300 Sierra Blvd. in Sacramento.

The program will feature songs originally composed or performed by Jewish performers, coming from the classical and operatic traditions, as well as traditional folk melodies, and Broadway show tunes.

Joined by Greg Mason on piano, Plack will highlight Jewish composers who lived in Europe, America and Israel.

The first half of the program highlights songs that were composed, performed and recorded by Jewish musicians in Austria and Germany before World War II. It begins with songs of the great Austrian/Bohemian conductor and composer Gustav Mahler (1860-1911).

Plack also will sing songs by Alexander Zemlinsky (1871-1942), a Viennese Jew whose early musical career was encouraged by Brahms. Zemlinsky wrote lyrically beautiful compositions that are virtually unknown to audiences today.

The program’s first half concludes with repertoire of soprano Lotte Schöne (1891-1977), who was the reigning diva of the Berlin State Opera until she was forced by the Nazis to flee Germany in 1933.

The concert’s second half features the works of Jewish lyricists and composers who emigrated to America and Israel. These include generations of writers for the American musical theater, such as George Gershwin, Dorothy Fields and Stephen Sondheim, whose Broadway songs are now well-known theatrical standards.

The program concludes with Hebrew and Yiddish songs like “Tumbalalaika” that have become well-known in the American Jewish community.

With her vibrant voice and her musical knowledge, Plack has performed across the United States, Canada and Europe. She has given solo recitals for the International Great Romantics Festival in Hamilton, Canada, the ATERForum Festival in Ferrara, Italy, and the Franz Liszt Museum in Budapest.

Locally, Plack has sung at the Mondavi Center, with the Sacramento Opera, and with the Chamber Music Society of Sacramento. She recently joined the faculty at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where she did postgraduate work.  She holds degrees in musicology and voice from Princeton University, the Manhattan School of Music and Cornell University.

As a teenager in Davis (prior to college), Plack was a member of the Davis High School Madrigal Singers. Today, she numbers several of the current Davis High Madrigals among the students at her voice studios in Davis and Sacramento.

The Center at 2300 is Sacramento’s newest, multi-use venue with state-of-the-art lighting and sound. The concert will help raise funds for the purchase of a new grand piano for the center and will benefit Mosaic Law Congregation’s general fund.

— Reach Jeff Hudson at jhudson@davisenterprise.net or (530) 747-8055.

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