Wednesday, June 15, 7:30 PM at the Center for Jewish History
The Chelsea Music Festival and Leo Baeck Institute present an evening of music by Mahler, Schoenberg, Kagel, and Korngold.
Leo Baeck Institute houses a rich archive of manuscripts and letters of German and Austrian musicians of Jewish descent who arrived in this country and transformed the American musical landscape. Three composers on the program, Mahler, Korngold and Schoenberg, belong to this group. Mauricio Kagel was born in Argentina to a family with German-Jewish and Russian roots and later emigrated to Germany.
CMF has partnered with the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation to showcase one of its rising stars, the brilliant violinist Ye-Eun Choi. The Berlin-based Trio Imàge piano trio and other exciting newcomers on the classical music stage will also perform.
The program is complemented by the current exhibit, “Radical Departures” at the Leo Baeck Institute which brings together the work of Jewish and non-Jewish German artists whose work was eventually branded as “degenerate” by the Nazis and who were forced to flee Germany. On display will be works by Georg Stahl, Arthur Segal, Julius Schülein, Samson Schames, and others.
Gustav Mahler – Piano Quartet in A-minor
Arnold Schoenberg – Sechs kleine Klavierstücke, Op. 19 arranged for String Quartet
Mauricio Kagel – Piano Trio #2
Erich Wolfgang Korngold – Piano Quintet in E major, Op. 15
Wine reception with the Festival artists to follow.
Wednesday, June 15, 7:30 PM
Center for Jewish History
15 W. 16th St.
New York, NY 10011
General Admission: $35
LBI Members $20
Purchase Tickets Online via the Chelsea Music Festival Box Office