Music department presents songs of Holocaust era

“Singing for Survival: Music of Germany and the Occupied Territories During the Holocaust” will intertwine music and history at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, in Room 101 of SUNY Oswego’s Lanigan Hall.

Performers will include SUNY Oswego music faculty member Jon Shallit on violin; bass baritone vocalist Leon Carapetyan, a professor emeritus from the college; and pianist Howard Spindler of the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music.

The admission-free program will include “Singing for Survival: Songs of the Lodz Ghetto, 1940-1945,” selections from the movie “Schindler’s List,” Paul Hindemith’s “Sonata in E” for violin and piano, and “Beat! Drums! Beat!” with words by Walt Whitman and arranged by Kurt Weill.

Admission-free lecture/demonstrations featuring songs from the program will offer previews at 9:10 and 11:30 a.m. Oct. 5 in Room 101 of Lanigan Hall.

For more information, contact the SUNY Oswego music department at 312-2130.

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(Posted: Sep 12, 2007)