From Gershwin to Dylan
THE GENIUS OF JEWISH SONG WRITERS
A concert dedicated to songs written by Jewish composers and lyricists.
The Idea behind Gitit’s current production involved a thorough research in allocating and understanding the scope of Jewish talents and their contribution to the popular contemporary music throughout the 20th and 21st centuries.
The year long research and process was a key to the cherry pick of these great masterpieces and the stories that influenced the creation, looking for the song writers’ roots and understanding their backgrounds, cultures and heritage which lead to their worldwide huge success.
SOME OF THE SONGS ARE LISTED BELOW:
1. Over the Rainbow – Composed by Harold Arlen (Chaim Arlook), Lyrics by E.Y Harburg
2. The Autumn Leaves – Composed by Joseph Kosma, English Lyrics Johnny Mercer*
3. You’ve Got a Friend – Written by Carole King
4. Hallelujah – Written by Leonard Cohen
5. Summertime – Composed by George Gershwin, Lyrics by DuBose Heyward*
6. Greatest Love of All – Composed by Michael Masser, Lyrics by Linda Creed
8. The Music from the greatest musicals - The Sound of Music, West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof and more.
9. Cherry picked Israeli tunes.
Gitit`s outstanding rapor with her audiences will be highlighted through this live concert, intertwined with stories and facts about these great patriarchs of Jewish modern hits.
Ron Druyan, the musical producer and arranger, is a Suma cum laude graduate of the renowned Berklee College of Music.
Mr. Druyan worked with the best Israeli artists as a keyboard player and musical producer. In Recent years Mr. Druyan’s main musical activity is in helping develop Gitit Shoval`s career. He musically produced three of her albums and was the executive producer of two more.
Gitit will be accompanied by 7 great musicians on stage with a super rich sound.
Tutti Druyan, daughter of Ron and Gitit, a very talented, gifted singer and a future star will also be featuring in this concert.
Gitit Shoval – Vocals
Ron Druyan – Musical producer and arranger - Piano /Keyboards/ Back ground vocals
Tutti Druyan—Singer/ Back ground vocals
An up to date and highest quality in Sound design and light will enhance the show by providing its deserved professional touch.
This show is designed for everyone who loves good music, exquisite singing talent and performance ability.
The audience is promised to find Gitit`s warm and magnificent voice a perfect fit for these unforgotten musical pieces.