Sidney Krum Young Artists Concert Series
6:00pm Pre-Concert Lecture
The Sidney Krum Young Artists Concert Series is made possible by a generous gift from the Estate of Sidney Krum.
Joachim Stutschewsky (1891-1982) was a composer, cellist, musicologist, and folklorist born in Romni, Ukraine in 1891 to a well-known family of klezmorim. Involved in both Jewish music as well as avant-garde classical music, Stutschewsky was one of the founding members of the Kolisch Quartet, which premiered important works of Arnold Schoenberg, as well as an avid supporter and composer of classical music infused with Jewish folk music. After studies in Zürich and years in Vienna, Stutschewsky moved to pre-state Israel in 1938 where he taught cello, performed, lectured, and championed the music of Israeli composers.
Performances by Julian Schwartz and Marika Bournaki will feature a variety chamber music by Stutschewsky and composers of his coterie both in Russian and in Israel, as well as a new composition by Ofer Ben-Amots commissioned by YIVO for the this concert.
YIVO’s Anne E. Leibowitz Visiting Professor-in-Residence in Music, Neil W. Levin, will deliver the pre-concert lecture on Joachim Stutschewsky’s life and work and his artistic milieu.