featuring The ARC Ensemble of The Royal Conservatory, Toronto

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Trio

November 18 | 7:30 p.m.
Katzin Concert Hall
(50 Gammage Parkway, Tempe)
Free and open to all. No reservation required.

This concert features the works of three Polish Jews whose lives were deeply affected by the Third Reich’s racial ideology: Jerzy Fitelberg, who found a safe haven in New York City; Szymon Laks, who survived Auschwitz, settled in Paris, and gradually moved from composition to literature and translation; and the most acclaimed of the three, Mieczysław Weinberg, who fled his native Warsaw and spent the rest of his life in the Soviet Union. A discussion with The ARC Ensemble Artistic Director, Simon Wynberg, will follow the performance.

Program

Sonatina for Two Violins (1947) | Jerzy Fitelberg [1903-1951]

Piano Quintet on Popular Polish Themes (1945) | Szymon Laks[1901-1983]
Allegro quasi presto
Lento sostenuto
Vivace non troppo
Allegro moderato ma deciso

Intermission

Piano Quintet, Op. 18 (1944) | Mieczysław Weinberg [1919-1996]
Moderato con moto
Allegretto
Presto
Largo
Allegro agitato


A discussion with ARC Ensemble Artistic Director, Simon Wynberg, will follow the performance.

This concert is made possible by The OREL Foundation.