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Lysander Trio w/ Charles Neidich, clarinet

Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 3:00 PM

American Philosophical Society

Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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The rise of Nazism and Fascism in Europe before and during the Second World War led to the ban of many important composers from music, whether because of their race or because their music didn’t fit the regime’s view of art as a tool of propaganda. As a result, these composers fled to all corners of the earth, and many never experienced the same level of recognition that they enjoyed in their native lands. This program follows composers from Austria, Poland, Italy, and Germany who fled 1930s Europe for destinations such as California, Moscow, and Tel Aviv. In their music one can hear tunes from their homelands and the sounds of their adoptive countries, as well as echoes of the dark times that they had just endured.

Transplanted: Music by European Composers Displaced by WWII

Ben-Haim: Variations on a Hebrew Melody
Bartók: Contrasts
Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Romanza con variazioni
Hindemith: Quartet for Clarinet and Piano Trio

Charles Neidich, clarinet

Charles Neidich has gained worldwide recognition as one of the most mesmerizing virtuosos on his instrument. With a tone of hypnotic beauty and a dazzling technique, Mr. Neidich has received unanimous accolades from critics and fellow musicians both in the United States and abroad; but it is his musical intelligence in scores as diverse as.

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Lysander Trio

The Lysander Piano Trio is a winner of the 2012 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition where it was further distinguished as the Chamber Music America Showcase Performance recipient. Jennifer Bilfield, Artistic Director of Stanford Live and a member of the jury for the Final Round of the CAG Competition, describes the ensemble as bringing.

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American Philosophical Society

Address: Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

  Benjamin Franklin Hall is a 375 seat auditorium offering plaza level and balcony seating.  All concerts at this venue are general admission seating.  Doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance. There are many historic elements to the building.  Designed in the Italianate style, it features a visually striking white marble façade and an impressive collection of…more info