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Tuesdays at the J

November 2, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am MST

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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until November 9, 2021

Tuesdays at the J

Tuesdays from 10 – 11AM

Registration for the 2021-2022 season is now open!
Until further notice, the sessions will be held on Zoom and are free. Register below to receive the Zoom link.

Tuesdays at the J is a group for individuals and couples ages 55-plus who meet weekly to enjoy presentations on a variety of topics. Fall programs include live musical performances by local musicians and art presentations by museum docents, as well as workshops about wellness, Jewish holidays, music and genealogy . Register below to receive information on how to access the sessions. New members are always welcome and no membership is required to attend Tuesday at the J programs. The group is coordinated by Adrian Bendick. See the fall schedule below.

Tuesday, Nov. 2: ‘Chopin: Bold, Imaginative, Introspective’

Join concert pianist Elias-Axel Pettersson for a lecture-recital featuring music by Chopin.

Hailed for his “rhythmic integrity, singing tone quality, and refinement” (Clavier), Swedish-American pianist Elias-Axel Pettersson has established himself as a formidable soloist, chamber musician, and pedagogue. A Mason & Hamlin Concert Artist, Pettersson collaborates with numerous musicians and champions contemporary composers, performing many world premieres.

He produced and released three albums on Axel Records and has cultivated a loyal online following via YouTube and as co-host of the podcast And If Love Remains. In 2015, he founded Southwest Piano Festival in New Mexico; in 2018, he joined the board of the Phoenix-based nonprofit organization Arizona Piano Institute, where he is Competition Director.

Pettersson has also been a jury member of many regional and national competitions. Known as a conscientious and motivational guide, he frequently performs, lectures, and teaches masterclasses throughout the USA, Canada, and Sweden, combining an extensive music theory and history background with Alexander Technique training. In 2019, Pettersson joined the faculties of Adamant Music School in Vermont, Arizona School for the Arts, and Rosie’s House Music Academy, where he co-chairs the piano department. He received his doctorate from l’Université de Montréal, where he taught for 8 years.

Fall schedule

Aug. 31: “Preparing Your Heart and Soul for the Holy Days” with Rabbi Arthur Lavinsky

Sept. 14: Museum at the J with the Chandler Museum: “Visual Stories: Dorothea Lange’s Depression Era Photography in Chandler, Arizona.”

Oct. 5: Music of Broadway with violinist Julie Ivanhoe

Oct. 12: Museum at the J with the Chandler Art Museum: “Frank Lloyd Wright and a New Vision for Chandler”

Oct. 19: Strategies for Healthy Aging with Debbi Lavinsky, health & wellness coach and Pilates teacher

Oct. 26: Klezmer musical performance by Odessa

Nov. 2: “Chopin: Bold, Imaginative, Introspective,” a lecture-recital by concert pianist Elias-Axel Pettersson

Nov. 9: Museum at the J: “Intrigue and Omission: Tales from the 18th Century” presented by Phoenix Art Museum docent Sarah Bodney

Nov. 16: “Bridge Generation: Preserving Your Family’s Story,” exploring the benefits and challenges of preserving your family history, presented by Daughters of Jacob Genealogy

Nov. 30: Holiday at the J: Chanukah with Rabbi Herschel Brodie of Temple Beth Sholom of the East Valley

Dec. 7: ‘Was Elvis Jewish?’ presentation by Dan Fellner, university instructor and travel writer/photographer

Dec. 14: Museum at the J (Topic TBD)


November 2, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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