Photo Coverage: Judith Clurman and Essential Voices USA Present AUSTRIAN EMIGRES

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Judith Clurman's Essential Voices USA (EVUSA), one of New York's preeminent choral ensembles, just presented as part of Essential Voices USA's "The Composer Speaks" programs, Austrian Émigrés: Schoenberg, Von Trapp and the Power of Music, on March 30, at 7:30 PM at the DiMenna Space for Classical Music.. Judith Clurman conducted Essential Voices USA with Tedd Firth, piano; Maureen McKay, soprano; and Joseph Beutel, bass-baritone. Panel members will include Larry Schoenberg, son of the composer; Elisabeth Von Trapp, granddaughter of the legendary Maria and Baron von Trapp; musical theater luminaries Ted Chapin, David Chase, andLarry Hochman; composer David Ludwig; with moderator Naomi Lewin.
This program explored the stories of two Austrian émigrés whose experiences have been captured in important musical compositions. In 1947, with the sights and sounds of war ringing in his ears, Arnold Schoenberg composed Survivor from Warsaw as a tribute to the victims of the Holocaust. Twelve years later, the team of Rodgers and Hammerstein recreated the experience of the Von Trapp family in the iconic musical The Sound of Music.
Schoenberg works performed included: A Survivor from Warsaw, Op. 46 (piano version by Kurt Frederick), for narrator and chorus; two A Cappella choral works: Am Scheideweg, Op. 28 n.1 and Dreimal tausend Jahre, Op. 50A; two of the Brettl-Lieder (Cabaret Songs: "Galathea" and "Gigerlette"), for soprano and piano; and the rarely heard Wiegenlied duet for soprano, baritone and piano. The Sound of Music Suite (including "The Sound of Music," "My Favorite Things," "Edelweiss," "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," and "Do-Re-Mi"), in a new version arranged by David Chase, for solo piano, soprano, baritone, and chorus, will receive its United States premiere (its world premiere occurred in Salzburg this past summer, with Judith Clurman conducting the Österreich Festival Orchestra and Chorus at the Mozarteum Grosser Saal).

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Photo Coverage: Judith Clurman and Essential Voices USA Present AUSTRIAN EMIGRES
Judith Clurman and Essential Voices USA

Photo Coverage: Judith Clurman and Essential Voices USA Present AUSTRIAN EMIGRES
Essential Voices USA

Photo Coverage: Judith Clurman and Essential Voices USA Present AUSTRIAN EMIGRES
Judith Clurman

Photo Coverage: Judith Clurman and Essential Voices USA Present AUSTRIAN EMIGRES
Tedd Firth and Judith Clurman

Photo Coverage: Judith Clurman and Essential Voices USA Present AUSTRIAN EMIGRES
Dan Rosenbaum, Miriam Chaudior, Judith Clurman, Marjey Daley, Janet Pittman, Kate Fitzgerals and Gina Costanza

Photo Coverage: Judith Clurman and Essential Voices USA Present AUSTRIAN EMIGRES
Naomi Lewin and Judith Clurman

Photo Coverage: Judith Clurman and Essential Voices USA Present AUSTRIAN EMIGRES
Naomi Lewin

Photo Coverage: Judith Clurman and Essential Voices USA Present AUSTRIAN EMIGRES
Larry Hochman and Judith Clurman

Photo Coverage: Judith Clurman and Essential Voices USA Present AUSTRIAN EMIGRES
Elisabeth Von Trapp and Judith Clurman

Photo Coverage: Judith Clurman and Essential Voices USA Present AUSTRIAN EMIGRES
Naomi Lewin, Elisabeth Von Trapp, Judith Clurman and Tedd Firth

Photo Coverage: Judith Clurman and Essential Voices USA Present AUSTRIAN EMIGRES
David Chase, Larry Hochman, Naomi Lewin, Elisabeth Von Trapp, Judith Clurman and Tedd Firth

Photo Coverage: Judith Clurman and Essential Voices USA Present AUSTRIAN EMIGRES
David Chase, Larry Hochman and Judith Clurman

Photo Coverage: Judith Clurman and Essential Voices USA Present AUSTRIAN EMIGRES
David Chase and Larry Hochman

Photo Coverage: Judith Clurman and Essential Voices USA Present AUSTRIAN EMIGRES
Tedd Firth

Photo Coverage: Judith Clurman and Essential Voices USA Present AUSTRIAN EMIGRES
Judith Clurman

Photo Coverage: Judith Clurman and Essential Voices USA Present AUSTRIAN EMIGRES
David Chase

Photo Coverage: Judith Clurman and Essential Voices USA Present AUSTRIAN EMIGRES
Larry Hochman

Photo Coverage: Judith Clurman and Essential Voices USA Present AUSTRIAN EMIGRES
Naomi Lewin, Ted Chapin, David Chase, Larry Hochman and Elisabeth Von Trapp

Photo Coverage: Judith Clurman and Essential Voices USA Present AUSTRIAN EMIGRES
Ted Chapin and David Chase

Photo Coverage: Judith Clurman and Essential Voices USA Present AUSTRIAN EMIGRES
Maureen McKay

Photo Coverage: Judith Clurman and Essential Voices USA Present AUSTRIAN EMIGRES
Maureen McKay and Joseph Beutel

Photo Coverage: Judith Clurman and Essential Voices USA Present AUSTRIAN EMIGRES
Joseph Beutel

Photo Coverage: Judith Clurman and Essential Voices USA Present AUSTRIAN EMIGRES
Ted Chapin, David Chase, Larry Hochman and Elisabeth Von Trapp

Photo Coverage: Judith Clurman and Essential Voices USA Present AUSTRIAN EMIGRES
Ted Chapin, David Chase and Larry Hochman

Photo Coverage: Judith Clurman and Essential Voices USA Present AUSTRIAN EMIGRES
Naomi Lewin

Photo Coverage: Judith Clurman and Essential Voices USA Present AUSTRIAN EMIGRES
Elisabeth Von Trapp

Photo Coverage: Judith Clurman and Essential Voices USA Present AUSTRIAN EMIGRES
Elisabeth Von Trapp

Photo Coverage: Judith Clurman and Essential Voices USA Present AUSTRIAN EMIGRES
Elisabeth Von Trapp

Photo Coverage: Judith Clurman and Essential Voices USA Present AUSTRIAN EMIGRES
Ted Chapin, David Chase, Larry Hochman, Elisabeth Von Trapp, Judith Clurman and Essential Voices USA

Photo Coverage: Judith Clurman and Essential Voices USA Present AUSTRIAN EMIGRES
Elisabeth Von Trapp and Judith Clurman

Photo Coverage: Judith Clurman and Essential Voices USA Present AUSTRIAN EMIGRES
Ted Chapin, Judith Clurman, Heather Menzies and Elisabeth Von Trapp

Photo Coverage: Judith Clurman and Essential Voices USA Present AUSTRIAN EMIGRES
Heather Menzies and Judith Clurman

Photo Coverage: Judith Clurman and Essential Voices USA Present AUSTRIAN EMIGRES
Ted Chapin, Heather Menzies, Judith Clurman and Elisabeth Von Trapp



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