Ted Rosenthal, acclaimed American jazz pianist and composer of the original jazz opera Dear Erich, and two professional singers will perform excerpts from his powerful new work. Rosenthal will also discuss its backstory. Drawing on more than 200 personal letters, the opera focuses on the correspondence between Rosenthal's grandmother, trapped in Nazi Germany, and his father, Erich, who was able to immigrate to Chicago.
Mezzo-soprano - Sishel Claverie
Baritone - Peter Kendall Clark
Free and open to the public. RSVP by February 25 on our website.
Cosponsored by Mason Gross School of the Arts, The Herbert and Leonard Littman Families Holocaust Resource Center, the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education, and the New Brunswick Jazz Project
Funding provided by the Association for Jewish Studies Arts and Culture Community Grant
Sponsor: The Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life