January 7, 2019 – Musical Responses to Oppression – JCC in Tarrytown, NY

10:00-11:30am Lecture-Performance Musical Responses to Oppression through the music of Prokofiev, Shostakovich and Gershwin

In this lecture program we explore three astonishingly different works:

Prokofiev’s Sonata in D Major Op.94a written during the middle of WWII when he was protectively sequestered by Soviet authorities, deep in the Ural Mountains; Preludes Op. 34 by Shostakovich, written when his life seemed to be hanging by a thread under Stalin’s displeasure; and Jasha Heifetz’s arrangements from George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess.

 with Oxana Mikhailoff, Piano

JCC on Hudson

371 S Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591