Wednesday, April 18, 2012
International Institute Room 1636, 1080 S. University Ave
"Jewish Music in the Time of the Holocaust," Timothy Cheek, Associate Professor of Voice <br> Caroline Helton, Assistant Professor of Voice <br> Kathryn Goodson, piano <br> Allen Schrott, bass-baritoneThrough vocal music, we are given a direct connection with a composer's unique personality and the culture and times in which the composer lived. Anticipating the University Musical Society concert by the Pavel Haas Quartet, this presentation will first examine the life and works of the award-winning Czech Jewish composer Pavel Haas (1899–1944), who continued to compose songs while interred at the Terezín concentration camp. The lecture will then extend to other Jewish composers across Europe, contemplating their individual, unique stories, how their careers before the war and their nationalities played a major role in the formation of their compositional voices, and how World War II affected their lives and music.
Sponsors: CES, CREES, FCJS