2022 Humboldt Jewish Music & Culture Festival - Day 3B

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Sunday, February 6, 2022  11:15 am to 12:15 pm

Creating Shanghai Angel: A Story of Love, Detainment and a Lie


With $2.50 in her pocket, Jewish refugee Rosa Ginsberg left her family behind in Shanghai, China, in 1940 for an uncertain future in the United States. The 18-year-old Vienna native landed at Angel Island in San Francisco Bay, site of a U.S. immigration station - and, after several weeks of detainment, was allowed to the mainland on the basis of a mostly true story.

“Shanghai Angel” is a new musical based on Rosa’s journey to the U.S. from war-torn Europe. Heather Klein, the show’s creator and Rosa’s granddaughter, will present musical selections from the show and excerpts from Rosa’s official interrogation transcript, and will discuss how she created the show.
Heather Klein: presenter, singer, composer, writer
Joshua Horowitz: piano, percussion, arranger
Bruce Bierman: officer and director

More info: www.heatherklein.net

Heather Klein, singer/composer/producer/cantorial soloist is passionate about special projects, Yiddish song and bringing stories to life. Klein has performed with Sundance, Music Theatre group, National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, YIVO, featured on PBS and at festivals including: Ashkenaz, Mameloshn, KlezCalifornia, KlezKanada, and YidStock. This year, she has released two new albums with original songs from her show about her grandmother: Shanghai Angel and an album of original and arranged lullabies called Rooted Lullaby and a composition for the film God of Vengeance. Klein also produces the yearly festival Yiddish Las Vegas where she serves as their Cantorial Soloist.

Via Zoom. (Link will be sent when purchase is complete)
Sunday, February 6, 2022  11:15 am to 12:15 pm

Price: $18.00