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Day 5: “Out of the Shadows: Rediscovering Jewish Music, Literature and Theater”

May 5, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 10:00 pm

“Out of the Shadows: Rediscovering Jewish Music, Literature and Theater” on May 1 – 5, 2016, in Madison, Wisconsin (the only United States location) as part of “Performing the Jewish Archive.”

The U.S. component of a major international research project, “Performing the Jewish Archive,” led by the University of Leeds, in England, has attracted significant funding to shine new light on forgotten works by Jewish artists. The University of Wisconsin–Madison and the City of Madison are uniquely situated as the sole hosts for the project’s performance events within the United States; one of the premier public research-intensive universities in the world, located in a community that lives and breathes diverse arts, while striving for social change.

After welcoming over 500 people to our one-day event in Madison last August, the full festival, “Out of the Shadows: Rediscovering Jewish Music, Literature and Theater” will be the first of four festivals around the world.  There will be five days of performing events from Sunday, May 1, through Thursday, May 5, 2016. Tickets for most events are $10 general admission, $5 students.  Please purchase tickets in advance through the WI Union Theater or for the Collage Concert Finale, Overture Center.  Local partners include the UW-Madison School of Music, Mosse-Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies, the Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture, and the Arts Institute at UW-Madison; Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society, Madison Youth Choirs, and Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra.

Thursday, May 5
2:30 PM Gideon Klein: Portrait of a Composer
Hillel at the UW-Madison, 611 Langdon Street
7:30 PM Collage Concert
Capital Theater, Overture Center, 201 State Street

Using actors and music performed by the Pro Arte Quartet, this presentation by Dr. David Fligg offers an intimate and moving portrait of the musician Gideon Klein, whose promising career as a pianist and composer in Prague tragically ended in a Nazi concentration camp. Music by Klein himself, as well as by composers who influenced him, will help to recreate the vibrant musical and artistic scene in pre-war Prague, supported by his actual words, and those of his family and friends. A talk back will follow this event.
Closing the five-day “Out of the Shadows” event is the Collage Concert, an all-star finale in which the Pro Arte Quartet joins with internationally renowned soprano Elizabeth Hagedorn, flutist Stephanie Jutt and pianist Thomas Kasdorf from Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society, pianist Zijin Yao, and Madison’s beloved Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra and Madison Youth Choirs. The concert features works by Gideon Klein, Walter Wurzburger, and world premieres of compositions by Wilhelm Grosz and Josima Feldschuh.





Various Locations
Madison, 53706 + Google Map