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CES/CREES End of Semester Program. "Jewish Music in the Time of the Holocaust."

Wednesday, April 18, 2012
12:00 AM
1636 International Institute/SSWB, 1080 S. University.

This Wednesday, April 18th, in collaboration with the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, the Center for European Studies will present our end of semester program: a lecture and recital moderated by Timothy Cheek (Associate Professor of Voice), featuring Caroline Helton (Assistant Professor of Voice, U-M), Kathryn Goodson (piano) and Allen Schrott (bass-baritone).
Join us for this free public event marking the National Days of Remembrance in commemoration of the Holocaust.

Through 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 interned 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.