The Music of Mieczyslaw Weinberg

Free panel discussion and performance
Limited seating. Registration strongly recommended. Click here to register

DACAMERA, Rice University’s Boniuk Institute for Religious Tolerance and Holocaust Museum Houston present The Music of Mieczyslaw Weinberg

“a hidden 20th-century master…perhaps as prolific as Shostakovich and hardly less gifted.” – The New York Times on Mieczysław Weinberg

Panel discussion: Mieczyslaw Weinberg:  Music as Memory
Musical experts explores the fascinating life story of Polish-Russian Jewish composer Mieczeslaw Weinberg (1919-1996), encompassing many of the struggles and tragedies of the twentieth century, and whose recently rediscovered compositions are finally receiving international recognition. Weinberg’s Piano Quintet, composed in 1944, is a dramatic and powerful testament to the historical moment in which it was composed.

Jeremy Eichler, chief music critic of the Boston Globe and author of the forthcoming book, Time’s Echo: War, Modern Music, and the Soundscapes of Memory
Patrick Summers
, artistic and music director, Houston Grand Opera
Sarah Rothenberg, pianist and artistic director, DACAMERA

Performance by Sarah Rothenberg and DACAMERA Young Artists
Mieczysław Weinberg: Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 18
Sarah Rothenberg, piano | Mary Grace Johnson, violin | Tinca Belinschi, violin | Pablo Muñoz Salido, viola | Christoph Wagner, cello

The performance and panel discussion are part of the Boniuk Institute’s ongoing efforts to promote religious tolerance and literacy.

Major support is provided by The Boniuk Institute and the Association for Jewish Studies Arts and Culture Community Grant.