The New Jewish Theatre

NEW JEWISH THEATRE’S SALON MUSIC SERIES

 


NJT's Salon Music presents Chamber Music Concerts in the Marvin & Harlene Wool Studio Theater.  The Mission of this series is to broaden and augment the Performing Arts Events and to focus on Outreach and Emerging Artists.  There are stand-alone concerts, as well as the summer one week Gesher Music Festival 

Music in an intimate setting.  Like the Salons of the 19th Century, NJT's Salon Music recreates an aura of intimacy for this most intimate form of music.

Watch this space for information on individual concerts 

 

 

GESHER MUSIC FESTIVAL A Festival of Chamber Music featuring young professional musicians for a one week experience of music, education and building bridges to new audiences and to the Jewish experience

is presented by The Silk Foundation, Trio Foundation of St. Louis, Gertrude & William A. Bernoudy Foundation

 

See videos from Previous Festivals

Glick, Old Toronto Klezmer Suite, Mvmt 3     Golijov, Lullaby and Doina     Shostakovich String Quartet No. 4, Mvmts 3 and 4


2015 Gesher Music Festival

MEET THE ARTISTS!
THURSDAY, AUGUST 13, 2015
5:30pm – 6:30pm
Tavern of Fine Arts 
FREE 
Food and beverages available for purchase.
Portion of sales are donated to The Festival. 

Join us for happy hour at the Tavern of Fine Arts and mingle with the 2015 Gesher musicians. Experience an intimate hour of music as the festival artists perform works that are close to their hearts, and share a drink as you get to know the incredible musicians that come from around the country to bring you great music each summer.

Opening Festival gala
sunday, AUGUST 16, 2015
7:30 - 9:00 PM
WOOL sTUDIO THEATRE

INTERNATIONAL CABARET ARTIST 

REBECCA FLETCHER  

PERFORMS A CABARET CREATED
ESPECIALLY FOR THE GESHER MUSIC FESTIVAL

$30 includes wine during the performance and post-concert wine and cheese reception.

Vocalist and cantor Rebecca Fletcher opens the festival with a program celebrating the brilliant world of European-Jewish cabaret between the wars. Join us as we transform the Wool Studio Theater into a Nightclub for a fantastic evening of cabaret tunes! Reception to follow.

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DEGENERATE MUSIC
Thursday, August 20, 2015
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

MISSOURI HISTORY MUSEUMFREE No reservations required

Gesher parners with the Missouri History Museum to present Degenerate Music as part of the Museum's ongoing "State of Deception" exhibit. Festival Artistic Director, Sara Sitzer, will tell the stories behind the music, highlighting the multitude of musical styles and composers that were deemd "degenerate" by the Nazis. From romantic to sarcastic to atonal to jazzy. Explore the power that music held over one of history's must cruel and terrible regimes.

 


Program:

MAHLER            Piano Quartet
WEBERN            6 Bagatelles
STRAVINSKY     Piano-Rag Music
HINDEMITH       Overture to "The Flying Dutchman" as Sight-read by a Bad Spa Orchestra at 7 in the Morning by the Well
SCHOENBERG     Ode to Napoleon
WEILL                 Youkali

FROM DEGENERATE TO HOLLYWOOD
Saturday, August 22, 2015
7:30pm – 9:30pm
560 Music Center 
$20
Beverages available for purchase

When the Nazis began censoring artists and declaring their works “degenerate”, many of those artists fled Europe and ended up in Hollywood! After escaping to safety, a handful of Europe’s most serious and progressive composers found themselves writing music for films. From Degenerate to Hollywood explores the music of four composers who went from being shunned in Europe to celebrated in America.

 




Program:
EISLER                   7 Elegien from "Hollywooder Liederbuch"
GOLDSCHMIDT    Retrospectrum for String Trio
KORNGOLD          Songs of a Clown
SCHOENBERG     Verklaerte Nacht

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VOICES FROM IMPRISONMENT
Sunday, August 23, 2015
3:00pm – 5:00pm
Wool Studio Theater @Jewish Community Center
$20 includes post-concert reception
Free parking

Though the Nazis may have imprisoned and ultimately murdered many of Europe’s most talented composers, poets, and other artists, their voices live on through their art. The first half of Voices from Imprisonment features two of these imprisoned voices, while the second half celebrates the resilient spirit of those who managed to put on concerts and make art, thereby retaining their integrity, despite all odds.






Program:
LEVIES              Until When?
SCHULHOFF     Duo for violin and cello
FAURE               Piano Quartet No. 1

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For more informantion call the box office at 314-442-3283 

There will be a Festival Preview as part of a Shabbat Service on Friday, August 14 at Central Reform Congregation          


A Festival of Chamber Music featuring young professional musicians for a one week experience of music, education and building bridges to new audiences and to the Jewish experience

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