Soundscapes of Modernity: Jews and Music in Polish Cities

Kirkpatrick Chapel
7:30 p.m. Monday, March 5, 2018
Jewish inhabitants of Polish cities, like their counterparts elsewhere, responded to the challenges of modernity in diverse ways, which included reshaping the musical soundscapes of their communities. This concert presents music of Polish Jews that is little known to American audiences—choral pieces from 19th-century progressive (“Reform”) congregations, compositions associated with Jewish music societies, and avant-garde works by Jewish composers. Featuring the Rutgers Kirkpatrick Choir and graduate performance students Erin Schwab, soprano; Enriqueta Somarriba, piano; Lucy Lee, viola; Jordan Enzinger, cello; and Jihyang Seo, violin.