Part of EJC's Crypto Judeo Storytelling week!
At the heart of this recital by Soprano Amy Hansen and Guitarist Cameron O'Connor is the work of the Italian Jewish composer Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco. Jewish Italian composer Castelnuovo-Tedesco was one of the foremost composers for guitars of the 20th century. Castelnuovo-Tedesco's family had lived in Italy since their expulsion from Spain in 1492. After emigrating to the U.S. (because of the Italian Racial laws of 1938), he found work in Hollywood (thanks to his friend Jascha Heifetz) and emerged as a prolific and celebrated composer for film and concerts. O'Connor and Hansen delve into Castelnuovo-Tedesco's work in the context of a larger set based on Romantic German poetry, Spanish Songs, and even a Japanese tune! Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco's cultural and ethnic heritage placed him at an important crossroads in music history. This concert showcases that history, and is the perfect compliment to our other events in our Crypto Judeo Series.
Question and answer session to follow.
All Ages, Sliding Scale $12-$18/Person
Sponsor: Eastside Jewish Commons