Recovered Voices: Exiles in Hollywood

Recovered Voices: Exiles in Hollywood

Thursday, October 26, 2023
7 pm

Thayer Hall

Free, tickets required

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This event is nearing capacity. However, there are always no-shows for free events, and we have never had to turn away a patron. Individuals without tickets can wait in the standby line and will be allowed into the hall 10 minutes before the performance, if space is available.

Violinist Adam Millstein and pianist Dominic Cheli will perform a one-hour selection of concert music by composers who shaped the sound of film music. All of the composers were from different parts of Europe and were forced into exile following the rise of the Third Reich due to their Jewish heritage. The musical selections were all written (with the exception of Weinberg’s “Moldavian Rhapsody”) before the war and before each composer’s subsequent exile. However, elements of these concert works demonstrate musical characteristics that later became prominent in film music. The musical works and composers will be introduced from the stage with a guided musicological/historical “tour” by Mr. Millstein. All of the composers ended up working in Hollywood with the exception of Mieczysław Weinberg, who wrote prolifically for film in the Soviet Union.

Other public performances of this program:
October 15  |  Holocaust Museum Los Angeles
October 25  |  USC’s Max Kade Institute for Austrian-German-Swiss Studies

The Ziering-Conlon Initiative for Recovered Voices is made possible through the generous support of Marilyn Ziering alongside the many donors who are inspired by this important work.

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