It’s getting to the point where the White House concert calendar is beginning to rival that of some of our country’s best music venues. Case in point today’s news that CoS name sake and all around acclaimed musician Regina Spektor will be appearing at the President’s house tomorrow night (May 28th), where she’ll perform at the first ever White House reception in honor of Jewish American Heritage Month.
“Having moved to America from Soviet Russia as a child with my family, we dreamed of reconnecting with our religious traditions and of making America our home” says Spektor. “Having lived here for over twenty years, it is an unimaginable honor to be invited to the White House by President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, to an event celebrating Jewish Americans, and to be counted among them. Nothing in the world could make us feel more accepted and at home!”
Spektor’s performance will come just days before the likes of Jack White, Dave Grohl, Elvis Costello, and more will take to the White House for a concert in honor of Paul McCartney. And both gigs of course follow February’s In Performance at the White House: A Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement,” a concert which featured Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, and Smokey Robinson.