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Caroline Helton & Kathryn Goodson Concert

L’INFINITO: SONGS FROM A LOST WORLD OF
ITALIAN JEWISH COMPOSERS 1910-1945
FEATURING
SOPRANO, CAROLINE HELTON &
PIANIST, KATHRYN GOODSON

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        SUNDAY, JANUARY 19th
2:00 p.m.
At the JCC (2935 Birch Hollow Drive, Ann Arbor)

Life for Jews in Italy was qualitatively different than in the rest of Europe in the early 20th century. Italian Jewish intellectuals played a major role in the political and social scene of the country. Jewish Italian composers of that time employed European compositional styles and forms in their music by partaking of inspiration from French impressionism of Debussy to the chromaticism of Richard Strauss. They rarely drew on Jewish cultural heritage as a source of musical inspiration. However, with the enforcement of the racial laws after 1938 and even more in 1943-45 when Italy was occupied by Nazi Germany, prominent Jewish composers lost their jobs, were  forced into hiding or fled in order to escape persecution and deportation to the death camps. Because of the chaos that followed World War II, much of the music of the composers on this program was essentially lost, and many of the pieces have only rarely been performed in Italy. Caroline and Kathryn have produced a CD of this music and will perform these seldom heard pieces for our community

COST: $10 per person. Includes dessert reception

For a flyer and registration form, please click here.

RSVP to the JCC front desk at 971-0990. For more information, contact Karen Freedland at karenfreedland@jccfed.org