some things I can offer for varied audiences:
online concert saves lodging/travel costs like this one I did for a region’s Jewish Federation early in the pandemic and I’ve since found even more ways to make these engaging and interactive, connecting to Jewish holidays and Torah readings as well as to current events; Cong. B’nai Zion said this in its newsletter: “Many thanks, Larry, for the [online concert]. It offered comfort and distraction as we struggled to adapt to our new world of pandemic and sheltering-in-place.” And just like an in-person show, I’m available to hang out afterwards and chat with attendees.
in-person concert ranging from an auditorium to a backyard, either with additional musicians or an intimate me-and-my-guitar show (my album’s “The Bark Mitzvah Song” and “Spiritual Not Religious” illustrate my solo live style), adjusting for COVID safety as needed; venues I’ve performed include Temple Mount Sinai (TX), Cong. B’nai Zion (TX), Temple Beth-El (NM), Cong. Agudath Achim (GA), Savannah Jewish Education Alliance, Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall (with Layali Al-Sham), Unitarian Universalist Community of El Paso, Rubin Center for the Visual Arts, New Mexico Music Awards, International Sephardic Anusim Conference, Yom Limmud or Jewish arts/music/culture festivals in several cities, several universities, house concerts, etc.
concert-plus! going beyond just playing songs to include an artist talk-back conversation and/or a group study session (see flyer or article) on the material underlying the songs; also possible are concerts with a song progression on a single theme such as pluralism or lessons from the Holocaust; with Lesser, you get MORE!
scholar/artist-in-residence weekend/Shabbaton/conference that includes multiple sessions of my Jewish music and/or Judaism-and-math scholarship; I’ve presented solo as well as with rabbis (Orthodox or Reform!) or other musicians.
songwriting — a songwriting workshop, a songwriting critique/feedback session, or a commissioned one-of-a-kind custom musical work of art by an award-winning songwriter to add a long-remembered personal touch for your special occasion or loved one!
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