Performances & News

We are in the mixing and editing stage on our second CD release.  This one was recorded at Oberlin's Clonick studio and will feature songs from Gershwin On the Air.  A spring 2015 release date is expected, so stay tuned!  

On July 11 and 12 at 7:30 and July 13 at 3:00, we will perform Gershwin On the Air at True North Cultural Arts Center in Sheffield Village, Ohio.  

Then, on July 18 and 19 at 7:30 and July 16 at 3:00, A Date With Judy! will head out to True North Cultural Arts Center in Sheffield Village, Ohio.  

On August 9, 2014 Joan sings Garland with the Lakeside Symphony, with Maestro Robert Cronquist.

On October 9, 2014, Joan sings Garland with the Cleveland Women's Orchestra in Rocky River, Ohio.  

Joan will provide a little harmony assistance for musicologist Daniel Goldmark, director of CWRU's Center for Popular Music Studies, at the Happy Dog in Cleveland, Ohio on October 14, 2014. 

Joan again sings Garland with the Cleveland Women's Orchestra on October 26, 2014, this time at the Bohemian National Hall.

Hot Off the Press

 

Watch Joan's live noontime interview on Erie's NBC affiliate here.  

Joan's November 2nd performance with The Cleveland Pops on their "Songwriting Giants of Broadway" concert at Severance Hall was reviewed in The Plain Dealer.  

Here are some previews of our season-opening performance of A Date With Judy! at the Lions Lincoln Theatre in Massillon, Ohio in the Canton Repository and the Massillon Independent.  

 
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Recent Past Performances

On May 11, 2013 A Date With Judy!  will play the historic Academy Theatre in Meadville, Pennsylvania.  Joan sang there with the Erie Philharmonic last season and this theatre has fantastic acoustics! 

A Date With Judy! will head out to the Janesville (WI) Performing Arts Center for a show on September 21st, 2013 in their "Live On Main Street" series.

Blue Skies: Jewish Songwriters in the Golden Land will play an event at Park Synagogue in Cleveland, Ohio on November 10, 2013.

On January 31st, 2014, Gershwin On the Air will travel to the Fairfield (OH) Cultural Arts Center as part of their "Wine, Women, and Song" series. 

On February 15th, 2014, Joan will join Eric Benjamin and the Tuscarawas Philharmonic (OH) for some Garland songs and big band tunes.  Here's their 78th season preview.  

On April 6th, 2014 at 3:00 p.m., we will perform Gershwin On the Air as part of the Chagrin Arts 2014 Performing Arts Series in the charming town of Chagrin Falls, Ohio.  Listen to an interview about the show on WCLV Cleveland Classical 104.9 here.

On May 1, 2013, Joan took part in a benefit performance for Dare2Care USA. 

Gershwin On the Air - April 26 & 27, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. at the Stocker Arts Center in Elyria, Ohio, with Duo-pianists Aquila & Ricci and The Melody Maids! 

Joan sang and Jason played as part of the Tin Pan Alley Symposium at Case Western Reserve University, April 13, 2013.  Here's a Plain Dealer article with details!  And here's a link to the schedule and livestream

On February 15 & 16, 2013, we headed to the lovely Troy-Hayner Cultural Arts Center in Troy, Ohio for an evening of Valentine duets from the American popular songbook (and some retro radio patter and adverts). 

A Date With Judy! played an encore weekend, October 5 & 6, 2012, at Stocker Arts Center in Elyria, Ohio.

November 2, 2012 - Joan sang lots of songs with the Cleveland Pops Orchestra at Severance Hall, in their "Songwriting Giants of Broadway" concert.

September 22, 2012 - A Date With Judy! played the historic Murphy Theatre in Wilmington, Ohio. 

August 17, 2012 - Gershwin On the Air played the Lion's Lincoln Theatre in Massillon, Ohio. 

June 22, 2012 - Mark & Joan took part in a benefit concert for St. Jude's at Cain Park's Alma Theatre. 

May 4, 2012 - A Date With Judy! played the Lion's Lincoln Theatre in Massillon, Ohio. 

April 20 & 21, 2012 - Your Hit Parade of 1939 at Stocker Arts Center, Elyria, Ohio

December 3 & 4, 2012 - Joan sang with the Erie Philharmonic, Warner Theatre and Academy Theatre, Erie, Pennsylvania

September 30 & October 1, 2011 - Syncopated City: The Gershwins in New York, Stocker Arts Center

September 12, 2011 - A Date With Judy! at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, Ohio

September 11, 2011 - Benefit performance at Landerhaven, Cleveland, Ohio

August 20, 2011 - Joan sang with the Cleveland Pops Orchestra at Magnificat H.S., Lakewood, Ohio

July 31, 2011 - A Date With Judy! at Nighttown, Cleveland Heights, Ohio

June 19, 2011 - A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs at the Beachwood Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library

March 6, 13, & 19, 2011 - Joan performed the role of "Eliza" in My Fair Lady in-concert

February 18, 2011 - Joan sang "Don't Cry For Me, Argentina" with the Cleveland Pops at Severance Hall

February 12, 2011 - Joan was soloist in "The Music of Richard Rodgers" with the Erie Philharmonic and Erie Children's Chorus at the Warner Theatre, Erie, Pennsylvania

January 30, 2011 - A Date With Judy! at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, Ohio

August 20 & 21, 2010 - A Date With Judy! at Stocker Arts Center, Elyria, Ohio

April 9, 10, 16, 17, 24, 24, 2010 - A Date With Judy! at Stages at the Cleveland Play House

January 10, 2010 - Gershwin '29 for the Fairmount Temple Cultural Arts Series

December 31, 2009 - New Year's Eve Show at Stages at the Cleveland Play House

December 18, 2009 - Private event at the Union Club, Cleveland, Ohio

November 15, 2009 - Carl Topilow and Friends concert, Firelands Symphony Series

November 1, 2009 - Gershwin '29 at Nighttown, Cleveland Heights, Ohio

October 9, 2009 - Private event at the Union Club, Cleveland, Ohio

July 30, 2009 - Gershwin '29 at the Corning Mansion, Bratenahl, Ohio

August 21 & 22, 2009 - Gershwin '29 at Stocker Arts Center, Elyria, Ohio

June 16, 2009 - Gershwin '29 at Cain Park's Alma Theatre, Cleveland Heights, Ohio

February 8, 2009 - Gershwin & Gershwin at Nighttown, Cleveland Heights, Ohio

October 24, 2008 - Private event at the Union Club, Cleveland, Ohio

October 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 2008 - Gershwin & Gershwin at Stages at the Cleveland Play House

August 22 & 23, 2008 - Gershwin & Gershwin at Stocker Arts Center, Elyria, Ohio

Other past performances include Stages at the Cleveland Play House, Nighttown (Cleveland Heights), Cain Park (Cleveland Heights), The Drake Theatre (Medina, Ohio) , Rabbit Run Cultural Arts Series (Ashtabula, Ohio), Starlight at Stonehill Series (Cleveland), Duluth Jewish Community Center (Minnesota), Minneapolis Jewish Community Center, Kalliope Stage (Cleveland) and many others.