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
Food and beverages available for purchase.
Portion of sales are donated to The Festival.
Opening Festival gala
sunday, AUGUST 16, 2015
7:30 - 9:00 PM
WOOL sTUDIO THEATRE
INTERNATIONAL CABARET ARTIST
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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Thursday, August 20, 2015
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
MISSOURI HISTORY MUSEUM
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.
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
FROM DEGENERATE TO HOLLYWOOD
Saturday, August 22, 2015
7:30pm – 9:30pm
560 Music Center
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.
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
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.
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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