Jewish Music & Poetry Project Premieres Latest Commissions

Apr 19, 2015 3:00 PM | San Francisco
JMPP Trio Enlarge image (© JMPP )

Jewish Music & Poetry Project Premieres Latest Commissions

Nanette McGuinness, soprano, Dale Tsang, piano, and Adaiha MacAdam-Somer 

Jewish Music & Poetry Project <> premiere the ensemble's latest commissions of works by David Garner (Mein Blaues Klavier with texts by Elsa Lasker-Schueler) and Kurt Erickson (Beautiful Wonders to poetry by Gertrud Kolmar, also his "Die Mondnacht" to the famous Eichendorff poem). Concert also to include music by Heather Schmidt, Judith Shatin, Elena Ruehr and Laura Schwendinger. Pre-concert composer talk by Garner and Erickson.

The performers are:

Nanette McGuinness,/ soprano/
Dale Tsang, /piano/
Adaiha MacAdam-Somer, /cello/

TICKETS: $15/$10

LOCATION: Center for New Music, 55 Taylor St., San Francisco

START:  Sunday, April 19, 2015, 3:00 pm


Reservations & Information: 415.275.2466

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About the JMPP

The JMPP <> was founded in 2007/8 by soprano Nanette McGuinness and composer David Garner and focuses on music and texts by Jewish women composers and/ or poets, as well as works lost in the chaos of the 20th century. Since 2008, the ensemble has commissioned and premiered roughly a dozen works; made their international premiere in 2012 in Berlin, Germany; been awarded multiple grants locally and nationally;  and become affliates of the SF Friends of Chamber Music in 2011.  Previous concerts include a 4-city tour in Hungary as part of the Daniel Pearl World Music Days, the Juedische Gemeinde in Berlin, German Consulate General in SF, Old First Concerts, Noontime Concerts, Trinity Chamber Concerts, Foothill Concerts, Berkeley Arts Center.  The JMPP is in the midst of a 5-year project, "Surviving: Women Comment," featuring song cycles to poetry by Mascha Kaleko, Elsa Lasker-Schueler, Rose Auslaender, and Yala Korwin, and will be recording the four cycles in summer 2015. JMPP Pastell Enlarge image (© JMPP)