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The Music List

Alexander MacDonald
Alexander MacDonald

Sonia Kurland Memorial Purim Concert: Voce Nova. Voce Nova is a musical experience that fuses opera with contemporary and classic pop music. March 12, 12:30 p.m. $15; $8 members. JCC MetroWest, West Orange, jccmetrowest.org, 973-530-3474

Alan Goodis. The musician and singer will perform a concert for families with young children. March 13, 5:30 p.m., Shabbat services follow at 7:15. Temple B’nai Or, Morristown, templebnaior.org, 973-539-4539

Deborah Sacks Mintz. Mintz, a prayer leader, songwriter, and teacher, will lead an afternoon of inspiring Jewish music. March 15, 2-3:45 p.m. Free; $10 suggested donation. Kehilat Hanahar, The Little Shul by the River, New Hope, Pa., kehilathanahar.org, 215-862-1912

“Exploring From Gottschalk to Gershwin.” Trace the important role Jewish composers played in the history of American music. The show features pianist Alex Pryrodny, mezzo-soprano Leslie Valentine, and tap dancer Alexander MacDonald. March 15, 2:30 p.m. Light refreshments served. $20. Temple B’nai Abraham, Livingston, tbanj.org, 973-994-2290

“Annelies.” The words of Anne Frank’s diary set to music for chorus, soprano, and chamber ensemble. March 15, 4 p.m. Princeton Pro Musica, Princeton, princetonpromusica.org, 609-683-5122

David Broza & Trio Havana. Israeli musician and humanitarian David Broza, with special guest Itai Kriss, perform hit songs. March 21, 8 p.m. $30-$48. South Orange Performing Arts Center, South Orange, sopacnow.org, 973-313-2787

“Broadway Revue.” Synagogue members perform solos, duets, and ensemble pieces from some of Broadway’s most popular shows. March 21, 8:30 p.m. $15, $10 children 5-12, children under 4 free. East Brunswick Jewish Center, East Brunswick, ebjc.org, 732-257-7070, ext. 5

The Hester Street Troupe. The group will perform songs from Yiddish vaudeville and Second Avenue theater, as well as classic and contemporary Jewish melodies. March 27, April 24, and June 5, 7:30 p.m. Temple Har Shalom, Warren, templeharshalom.org, 732-356-8777

“Bruce Off Broadway.” Jim Boggia’s loving tribute to the Bruce Springsteen songbook performed on ukulele. March 28, 8 p.m. $25. Beer and wine available for purchase. JCC of Central New Jersey, Scotch Plains, jccnj.org, 908-889-8800, ext. 253

“Decades of Jewish Divas.” Lisa Sherman and Bob Egan will perform works by female songwriters and entertainers such as Barbra Streisand, Carole King, and more. March 29, 2 p.m. Free; pre-registration requested. Jewish Community Center of Middlesex County, Edison, jccmc.org, 732-494-3232

Handel Festival Orchestra Concert. An all-Mozart program featuring violinist and concertmaster Jieming Tang, playing Violin Concerto No. 4 and Symphony No. 36 (“Linz”). March 31, 5:30-10 p.m. $55, $50 members. Transportation provided. JCC of Central New Jersey, Scotch Plains, jccnj.org, 908-889-8800, ext. 260

“Mostly Music.” Musicians will be performing selections from Bach, Mozart, Mendelssohn, and Herman. April 5, 3:30 p.m. $40; free for students. Temple Emanu-El, Westfield, mostlymusic.org, 908-789-8578

“An Evening with Itzhak Perlman.” This musical celebration will honor the 75th birthday of the reigning virtuoso of the violin and will feature a solo recital with Perlman and his longtime pianist Rohan De Silva. April 25, 8 p.m. State Theatre New Jersey, New Brunswick, stnj.org, 732-246-7469

“A Lecture in Song.” Fred Miller will present a program about composers Hammerstein and Sondheim, both Bucks County natives. April 26, 2-4 p.m. $20. Adath Israel Congregation, Lawrenceville, adathisraelnj.org, 609-896-4977

“A World of Jewish Music Plus American Favorites.” This performance will celebrate a diverse array of music from communities in Uganda, Yemen, Eastern Europe, Spain, and more. April 26, 3 p.m. Free; pre-registration requested. Jewish Community Center of Middlesex County, Edison, jccmc.org, 732-494-3232

Lisa Lipkin. The songstress plays piano and sings. May 8, 7 p.m. Free. Bring a potluck vegetarian dinner. RSVP to office@kolemet.org. Congregation Kol Emet, Yardley, kolemet.org, 215-493-8522, ext. 113

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