Emigres & Exiles in Hollywood: Series Finale

Saturday, June 12, 2021

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Tickets are free, with donations welcome. RSVP link below (not required, but you'll get program notes in advance) plus the link to the  Zoom Meet&Greet green room for after the concert.

7:30 PM
Presented By
Ensemble for These Times
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Nanette McGuinness
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Series finale of E4TT's exploration of music by five composers who fled persecution by the Third Reich to Hollywood in the 1930s /40s (Zeisl, Waxman, Tansman, Rozsa, and Eisler), helping create today's iconic movie sound, as well as four Polish composers of the era who stayed and survived (Bacewicz, Laks, Weinberg, Tchaikowsky).

Ensemble Name
Ensemble for These Times
Nanette McGuinness, soprano, Anne Lerner, cello, Margaret Halbig, piano
  • Songs by Austrian émigré Erich Zeisl (1905-1959)
  • Songs from Hollywood Liederbuch by Austrian émigré Hanns Eisler (1898-1962) to a text by Bertolt Brecht);
  • excerpts from “Kaleidescope” for solo piano (1946) by two-time Academy Award winner Miklós Rózsa (1907-1995)
  • "Blues" and "Charleston" from “Sonatine Transatlantique”(1930) and Mazurka by Polish composer Alexandre Tansman (1897-1986)
  • “Scherzo and Introduction,” in a new arrangement by Patrick Russ for cello and piano, by two-time Oscar winner Franz Waxman (1906-1967);
  • “Andante” for cello and piano by the amazingly inventive Polish composer Grażyna Bacewicz (1909-1969)
  • Selected inventions for solo piano by Polish composer André Tchaikowsky (1935-1982);
  • Preludes for solo cello by Polish-Russian composer Mieczysław Weinberg (1919-1996)
  • Romance from “Trois Pièces de Concert” for cello and piano by Auschwitz survivor Szymon Laks (1901-1983).

Virtual, streamed by the Center for New Music
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