MUSIC REBORN is an educational project focusing on the research, performance, and preservation of music suppressed by the Nazis during the first of the 20th Century. This includes both Jewish and non-Jewish composers from across Europe, many of whom were conservatory-trained and internationally acclaimed prior to the reign of the Third Reich. Their music encompasses a wide variety of musical styles and genres. It is a common misconception that music related in any way to the Holocaust is morbid or melancholy, when in fact, the opposite is often the case. Despite their attempt to thwart creativity and artistic freedom, the Nazis were unsuccessful at eliminating music as a means of self-expression. They did, however, destroy countless manuscripts and altered or ended the careers of composers, teachers and performers. Some composers fled for their lives, but many were murdered and persecuted. Much of the music that survived remains unpublished, or has fallen into obscurity. The musical world is beginning to realize how much of 20th Century repertoire was lost, and ultimately, never came to be.
Music Reborn is dedicated to the goal of revisiting a lost generation of composers by preserving and playing their works. We remember and honor the composers, while reinforcing the intrinsic value or their music, and are reminded of how the human spirit survives through the most difficult of times.
Performers will include:
Nancy Rubenstein, pianist
Ivan Zenaty, violinist
Father Vit Fiala, OFM, cellist ADVANCED TICKETS: $18 members / $22 non-members /$20 seniors (65+)
DAY-OF-SHOW: $20 members / $24 non-members / $22 seniors (65+)