David Krohn in Concert
When David Krohn came to town last year to become Houston Grand Opera's corporate development officer, our city got much more than expected.
Baritone Krohn, a Juilliard-trained opera singer schooled by his father in Jewish Liturgical and Yiddish repertoire, unearths the lost treasures of Yiddish Song on the Kaplan Theatre Stage.
Jewish music is often pigeonholed as being little more than synagogue chants and kitschy melodies. Yet in the 19th century, Yiddish-speaking Jews began fusing their folk music with classical music and musical theater to fascinating effect.
Their music spread across Russia, Europe, and into the Lower East Side of Manhattan like wildfire, resonating in the hearts and minds of millions. It's as potent today as it was th
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