WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
The New Zimro Ensemble is a collective of musicians dedicated to performances of new and underperformed Jewish classical music. The ensemble of UCLA music students and recent graduates will be joined by the visiting Cracow Duo — pianist Marek Szlezer and cellist Jan Kalinowski — and guests mezzo-soprano Krysta Close and baritone Ed Levy.
Music of the Polish-Jewish experience, written during and after the Holocaust, is a repertoire in search of a wider audience. The concert will feature art songs and chamber music by Alexandre Tansman, Mieczyslaw Weinberg, Krzysztof Penderecki, Szymon Laks, Jerzy Fitelberg, Józef Koffler, and Frederic Rzewski.