Classical Sunday: The Mischlinge Exposé
Apr. 29 04:00 pm
20 Puffin Way , Teaneck NJ
Posted by: Melissa
Pianist Carolyn Enger presents, The Mischlinge Exposé, a many-layered multimedia performance centering around her family's history and her personal experience with Judaism. Music of German-Jewish-born composers Felix Mendelssohn, Arnold Schoenberg, and others contextualize video and audio testimony of Carolyn’s father, Horace J. Enger, and godmother, Rosemarie Steinfeld's experiences in Germany after the Nuremberg Laws were passed (both were labeled "Mischling, Grade A," by the Nazis). Readings of text by Rahel Varnhagen and Heinrich Heine, both converts to Christianity, show the turmoil that may have made its way into the music. Through the lens of historical context and the artistic and poetic testimony of prominent converts, the performance traces her family story of conversion from Judaism to Christianity and back to Judaism.
$10 Suggested Donation
Reservations Recommended- firstname.lastname@example.org or 201-836-3499
Doors open 30 minutes prior to show time and reservations are held until 15 minutes to show time.