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Katzen Soundbites: Music of Resistence and Remembrance

Katzen Soundbites: Music of Resistence and Remembrance In-Person

Professor William Wielgus, oboe, and AU students Bailey Hobbs and Grace Connallon present a program of music by Jewish composers affected by World War II.

Katzen Soundbites is the Music Library's series of lunchtime concerts in the Katzen Rotunda (lobby) featuring students and faculty from the Department of Performing Arts. Tickets are not required to attend this performance.

Tuesday, April 9, 2024
12:35pm - 12:55pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Katzen Rotunda

The careers of many European composers were drastically changed by the events of World War II.   Jaromir Weinberger, like many others, found refuge in the United States.  The promising career of the incredibly talented Viteslava Kapralova was cut short from disease while a refugee in France.  Felicitas Kukuck survived living in Nazi Germany through a clerical manipulation which hid her half-Jewish status.  Erwin Schulhoff paid the ultimate price, losing his life from tuberculosis in the Wülzburg concentration camp.

Performers will be William Wielgus, oboe professor at American University and retired member of the National Symphony Orchestra, along with AU students Bailey Hobbs and Grace Connallon.

Program to include:

Jaromir Weinberger (1896-1967), Sonatina for oboe and piano
Vitezslava Kapralova (1915-1940), Tales of a Small Flute                        
Felicitas Kukuck (1914-2001), The Nightingale (text by Theodor Storm)
Erwin Schulhoff (1894-1942), Melodie for oboe and piano                     
Eman Balzar (pseudonym of Erwin Schulhoff), Susi (Fox-Song)