Concert: Polish Chamber Music Society, “Rathaus Bridges to the Present”

Date(s) - 11/18/2022
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Elebash Recital Hall

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Magdalena Filipczak, violin*; Monika Gardon-Preinl, piano; Piotr Lato, clarinet; Grzegorz Mania, piano; Karolina Mikolajczyk, violin; Iwo Jedynecki, accordion; and guest artist Michael Boriskin, piano, perform works by Bottigliero, Copland, Koffler, Sanejko, Saylor, Schober, Smaldone.  The complete program is available here: rathaus program2

The concert features music by Queens College composers and others who have continued the legacy of Karol Rathaus and his contemporaries. Rathaus (1895–1954) was born in Tarnopol (now Ternopil in Ukraine) into a Polish-Jewish family. He was educated in Vienna and Berlin and studied with Franz Schreker. He taught composition in Berlin; when his compositions were classified as “degenerate art” by the Nazis, he left Europe and eventually settled in Flushing, Queens in 1938, becoming the first professor of composition in the Music Department (now the Aaron Copland School of Music) of the newly-created Queens College of the City University of New York.

This concert is one of five New York City events in November that celebrate the music of Rathaus, his European contemporaries, and successive generations of composers.  An additional listing of events is available here: ACSM_Rathaus_Festival_Poster

The concert is presented in partnership with the Polish Cultural Institute New York.

*Magdalena Filipczak will be performing on the ex-Baron Rothschild Peter Guarneri of Venice violin kindly loaned to her by the Miller-Porter Collection (the Venetian instrument collaboration project of Irene R. Miller and JP Charitable Foundation) through the Beare’s International Violin Society.

COVID-19 Graduate Center Policy:
One-day visitors, those who are coming to the Graduate Center for only one day, must provide proof that they are fully vaccinated or have had a negative COVID-19 molecular (PCR) test performed by an accredited lab taken no more than 7 days prior to the visit. One-day visitors may present proof of vaccination by presenting either a CDC Vaccination Card or the NYS Excelsior Pass or present proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test by presenting a copy of the lab results. Please also present a State/Picture ID.



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