Monday, 20.5.19, 19:00
Auditorium, NS-Dokumentationszentrum München

Mieczysław Weinberg-Festival EXPEDITION #5: Mieczysław Weinberg A moderated chamber music concert Musicians of the Jewish Chamber Orchestra Munich MODERATION Daniel Grossmann As part of Expeditions, our moderated chamber concert series in cooperation with the Munich Documentation Centre for the History of National Socialism, musicians of the Jewish Chamber Orchestra present a small excerpt from Weinberg’s huge chamber music production. Daniel Grossmann exchanges the baton for the microphone to present interesting and surprising details from Weinberg’s life and work and about the performed pieces. MIECZYSŁAW WEINBERG FESTIVAL 2010, after the staged performance of the opera The Passenger, the story of a Holocaust survivor, which Mieczysław Weinberg set to music in 1968, a buzz went through the music world. How was this Russian composer of Jewish-Polish heritage overheard for so long? Now Weinberg can be found in the opera and orchestra programmes, but the deserving recognition of him and his work has not been given. Weinberg is among the most important composers of the 20th century– this opinion was shared by his friend and mentor Dmitri Shostakovich. Weinberg was very productive and above all extremely versatile: 154 of his works have been preserved, including ballet, film and circus music, but also 22 symphonies, four chamber symphonies and six operas. From a simple melody with easy accompaniment to complicated twelve-tone music–experiment and tradition are not mutually exclusive for Weinberg; he mastered all musical forms, genres and styles. The Jewish Chamber Orchestra Munich takes advantage of the 100thbirthday of this brilliant composer, who spent his last 57 years in exile, to dedicate a festival to his multi-facetted work and his unusual biography. Tickets € 15 Ticket sales opens on the 3th of April 2019. Advance booking via email: info@jcom.de


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