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Nov 19 2023

Back to the Sources: Music from the St. Petersburg Society

classical
Lani Hall View Program

In 2023-24, the Lowell Milken Center for Music of American Jewish Experience examines a little-known but seminal artistic movement that profoundly influenced the development of Jewish art music in the 20th century, the St. Petersburg Society for Jewish Folk Music (1908-1917). Milken Center artistic director and UCLA director of orchestral studies Neal Stulberg has curated the series and introduces these rarely-performed works on each program.

Part I focuses on pairs of contrasting piano and chamber works by Society composers:

Alexander Krein Poème, Op. 10 for cello and piano (1907-1910)
Alexander Krein Aria, Op. 41 for violin and piano (1927)

Alexander Veprik Piano Sonata No. 1, Op. 3 (1922)
Alexander Veprik Piano Sonata No. 2, Op. 5 (1924)

Mikhail Gnessin “Requiem" for Piano Quintet, Op. 11 (1914)
Mikhail Gnessin Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano (“Requiem for our Lost Children”), Op. 63 (1943)

Adam Millstein, violin
Tiffany Wee, violin (UCLA BM ’19)
Connie Song, viola (UCLA BM ’19)
Christopher Cho, cello (UCLA MM ’21)
Brandon Zhou, piano (UCLA BM ’21; MM ’23)
Neal Stulberg, piano

Links with background about the music:

St. Petersburg Society for Jewish Folk Music

Mikhail Gnessin

Alexander Krein

Alexander Veprik

About the St. Petersburg School

This event is made possible by the Lowell Milken Center for Music of American Jewish Experience at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music.

RSVPs recommended. Please note, your ticket does not guarantee availability. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the performance to guarantee your seat.

PARKING

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ACCESSIBILITY

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FOOD & DRINK

Food and drink may not be carried into the theaters. Thank you!

Acknowledgment

The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music acknowledges the Gabrielino/Tongva peoples as the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar (the Los Angeles basin and So. Channel Islands). As a land grant institution, we pay our respects to the Honuukvetam (Ancestors), ‘Ahiihirom (Elders) and ‘Eyoohiinkem (our relatives/relations) past, present and emerging.