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Emigres & Exiles in Hollywood: Encore

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2724 Haste Street

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Encore of favorites from E4TT's exploration of music by composers who fled to Hollywood in the 1930s /40s and Polish composers from that era

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Hybrid concert: purchase tickets for in-person attendance OR RSVP to watch the live-stream online.

Back by popular demand: E4TT will bring its 14th Season to an exciting close with a hybrid performance at the Berkeley Piano Club AND online on Saturday, June 18, with “Émigrés & Exiles in Hollywood: Encore!” a reprise of a some of the favorites from E4TT’s much-loved multi-year exploration of composers who fled Europe in the 1930s and ‘40s and became known for establishing today’s “Hollywood” sound, along with Polish composers of the same era.

Featuring chamber works and film arrangements by emigré film and/or Polish composers:

  • Hungarian-American Miklós Rózsa (1907-1995, “Ben Hur”);
  • Austrian-American prodigy Erich Korngold (1897-1957,” The Adventures of Robin Hood”);
  • German-American Franz Waxman (1906-1967, “The Bride of Frankenstein”).
  • Polish-French Alexandre Tansman (1897-1986, “Paris Underground”);
  • Polish-American Bronislaw Kaper (1902-1983, “Mutiny on the Bounty,”);
  • Polish-American Henryk Vars (902-1977, “The Big Heat”);
  • Auschwitz survivor Szymon Laks (1901-1983);
  • Grażyna Bacewicz (1909-1969);
  • Warsaw ghetto survivor André Tchaikowsky (1935-1982);
  • Polish-Russian composer Mieczysław Weinberg (1919-1996);
  • doubly-exiled Austrian Hanns Eisler (1898-1962, "None But the Lonely Heart"), to texts by Bertolt Brecht;

Musicians: soprano Nanette McGuinness, cellist Abigail Monroe, pianist Margaret Halbig

The concert will be performed at the Berkeley Piano Club for attendance in person by socially distanced, vaccinated, masked attendees. For those who are more distant, prefer not to attend in person or are unvaccinated, the concert will be live-streamed on YouTube.

All tickets are fully refundable up to one day before the concert.

E4TT’s 2021/22 home season is supported by a grant from the San Francisco Arts Commission, and sponsored, in part, by a grant from The Ross McKee Foundation. This activity is supported in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency. Learn more at www.arts.ca.gov.


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Awarded Second Prize in 2018/9 for The American Prize in Chamber Music Performance, as well as currently Semi-Finalists in the Ernst Bacon Memorial Award for the Performance of American Music, Ensemble for These Times (E4TT.org) performs 20th and 21st century music that is relevant, engaging, original and compelling—that resonates today and will speak to tomorrow—and we strongly believe in the power of artistic beauty, intelligence, wit, lyricism, and irony to create a deep understanding of our times and the human condition.

E4TT's second recording The Hungarians: From Rozsa to Justus (Centaur CRC 3660) won a Gold Medal in the 2018 Global Music Awards in three categories, chamber music, ensemble, and album.

E4TT's debut CD Surviving: Women's Words (Centaur Rec. CRC) won a Silver Medal in the 2016 Global Music Awards and  was reviewed at Examiner.com as "...four passionate meditations on the Holocaust experience delivered through a unique and highly compelling pair of voices, those of both composer and singer" and at American Record Guide as "fascinating," with music that is "...compelling, varied and harmonically interesting" and "creates a dark, contemplative atmosphere." 

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