Benefit Concert

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This Sunday, April 10, The Center at Twenty-Three Hundred (2300 Sierra Blvd., Sacramento) is hosting “Jewish Voices: Songs From the Old World, Tunes From the New” featuring local soprano—and full disclosure, my neighbor—Rebecca Plack. Allow me to brag a little bit about this woman: She holds degrees in musicology and voice from Princeton University, Manhattan School of Music and Cornell University and has performed across the United States, Canada and in Europe. She’s even sung the national anthem a few times at our very own River Cats’ games. The gal can belt out a tune. Sunday’s show will feature a mix of classical, opera, traditional folk melodies and Broadway show tunes, highlighting Jewish composers including George Gershwin and Stephen Sondheim as well as the work of Lotte Schöne, who sang with the Berlin State Opera before she was forced to flee Nazi Germany. And if great music isn’t reason enough to consider spending part of your Sunday afternoon at this concert—it starts at 3—take note that proceeds from the $20 ticket will help buy a new grand piano for the Center, part of Mosaic Law Congregation, as well as benefit the congregation’s general fund. Click here to buy tickets or buy them at the show on Sunday. Hope to see you there!