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String Trio, Los Angeles 1946

Film Screening

Center for Jewish History (map)
15 W. 16th St.
New York, NY 10011
In person
General: Free
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Join us on Monday, April 15, 2024, at 7:30 PM at the Center for Jewish History for a 150-year celebration of Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951), one of the 20th century’s most important and influential composers.

The event will feature the New York City premiere of a film by David Starobin, “String Trio, Los Angeles 1946" a documentary about Schoenberg. In August of 1946, Schoenberg's heart stopped beating. He composed "String Trio” immediately after his recuperation to try and describe his brush with death.

The documentary looks back at Schoenberg's 1933 departure from Nazi Germany, his career, and the composer's years in Los Angeles. In the film Gertrud and Arnold Schoenberg's three children, Nuria, Ronald, and Lawrence comment about their memories of their father, and well-known director Peter Sellars and violist Kim Kashkashian speak about the "String Trio."

Produced by the American Society for Jewish Music, the event is co-sponsored by the Leo Baeck Institute and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. Attendance is free, by registration.