Jews and Music in Polish Cities

Soundscapes of Modernity: Jews and Music in Polish Citiessquare soundscapes

Monday, March 5, 2018 | 7:30 p.m.
Kirkpatrick Chapel
Rutgers - New Brunswick

Part of the Fifth Annual Polish Jewish Studies Workshop
Natalia Aleksiun, Halina Goldberg, and Nancy Sinkoff, Organizers

The Kirkpatrick Choir
Patrick Gardner, Director
Paul Conrad, Accompanist

Jordan Enzinger, Cello
Yenhsuan Lee, Viola
Erin Schwab, Soprano
Jihyang Seo, Violin
Enriqueta Somarriba, Piano

Program

“Boże zmiłuj się nad nami” (Psalm 67, “God be merciful unto us”)
From Ozar schire jeschurun (1873 and 1881)
Composed by Jakob Leopold Weiss (1825–1889)
Translation by Franciszek Karpiński
Rutgers Kirkpatrick Choir, directed by Patrick Gardner
Paul Conrad, Accompanist

“L’cha dodi”
From Hallel w’simrah (1897)
Abraham Ber Birnbaum  (1865–1922)
Rutgers Kirkpatrick Choir, directed by Patrick Gardner
Joshua Gonzalez, solo
Paul Conrad, accompanist

Intermezzo, Op. 2 (1900)
Paula Szalit
(1886–1920)
Enriqueta Somarriba, piano

“Mazurek” (1930)
Henryk Cylkow
(1866–1945)
Enriqueta Somarriba, piano

“Mazurek” (1930s)
Paweł Anhalt
(1910–?)
Enriqueta Somarriba, piano

Five Pieces for Violin and Piano (1931)
Aleksander Tansman
(1897–1986)

Jihyang Seo, violin
Enriqueta Somarriba, piano

 

Intermission

“Szkoda twoich łez, dziewczyno” (“It's No Use Crying, Girl”) (1929) Artur Gold
(1897–1943)
Text by Andrzej Włast
(1895–1943?)

Erin Schwab, soprano
Enriqueta Somarriba, piano
Jihyang Seo, violin

“Rochel’s keiver” (ca. 1920)
Zavel Zilberts
(1881–1949)
Text by K. A. Spiro

Erin Schwab, soprano
Enriqueta Somarriba, piano
Jordan Enzinger, cello

String Trio, Op. 10 (1928)
Józef Koffler
(1896–1944)
Jihyang Seo, violin
Yenhsuan Lee, viola
Jordan Enzinger, cello

“Farshpreyt zikh, vekhter,” khor fun di vekhter fun di druidn, num. 4 der kantate Walpurgis nakht (“Verteilt euch, wack're Männer” from Die erste Walpurgisnacht)
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809–1847)
Text by J. W. Goethe
Translation by M. Broderzon
Rutgers Kirkpatrick Choir, directed by Patrick Gardner
Paul Conrad, accompanist

Setting of the folk song “Her nor, sheyn meydele”
Izrael Fajwiszys
(1887–1943)
Rutgers Kirkpatrick Choir, directed by Patrick Gardner
Paul Conrad, accompanist

 

5th Annual International
Polish Jewish Studies Workshop

“Centering the Periphery: Polish Jewish Cultural Production Beyond the Capital”

Rutgers University
the State University of New Jersey

March 5-6, 2018
Rutgers University Inn
178 Ryders Lane
New Brunswick, NJ  08901