Jacaranda, the classical music series known for rarely heard, new and modern music, celebrates its first 10 years with a “Season of Journeys” at First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica.
Nov. 9, 2013: Shattered Glass
This concert will observe the 75th anniversary of the infamous Kristallnacht, Nov. 9, 1938, when Jewish business, temples, schools, hospitals and homes were systematically vandalized, damaged or destroyed across Nazi Germany and parts of Austria. Some 90 Jews were killed and 30,000 were arrested and sent to concentration camps between Nov. 9 and 10th. The concert will travel musically from the Jewish quarter (Samuel Adler’s Klezmer Fantasy” for solo clarinet) to Hollywood (Eric Zeisl’s “Hebrew Requiem”) via trains across the U.S. and Europe (Steve Reich’s Different Trains for string quartet and pre-recorded tracks). Along the way, the Jacaranda Chamber Singers will perform two brief unaccompanied choral works about peace and endurance (Arnold Schoenberg’s “Friede auf Eden” and “De Profundis”). To be performed under the baton of Mark Alan Hilt, Jacaranda’s Music Director and Resident Conductor, Zeisl’s 1944 requiem, with soloists, chorus and orchestra, was the first musical work to commemorate the holocaust.
Samuel Adler — Canto XIV “Klezmer Fantasy”
Steve Reich — Different Trains [*2007]
Arnold Schoenberg — Three a Capella Choruses: “Farben” (from Five Pieces for orchestra,
arr.: Franck Krawczyk), De Profundis, Freide Auf Erden
Eric Zeisl — Hebrew Requiem (Requiem Hebraico)
First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica, 1220 2nd St., Santa Monica, 90401, on Saturday, November 9 at 8 p.m., Concert tickets, $45 general; $20 students: jacarandamusic.org. Information: (213) 483-0216.
About Jacaranda: Jacaranda, with a motto of “music at the edge,” is a series of intimate concert adventures into the realm of new and rarely heard classical music designed to awaken curiosity, passion and discovery. Founded in 2003 by arts impresario Patrick Scott and conductor/organist Mark Alan Hilt, Jacaranda produces a series (eight concerts this season) in Santa Monica that features current and rising stars in the world of classical music performance. Celebrating its 10th anniversary season, Jacaranda’s full 2013-14 season information is available at jacarandamusic.org.