In a concert that coincides with the anniversary of Kristaalnacht and promises to be a fitting commemoration and celebration of the rich musical heritage of the Jews of Europe, internationally renowned pianist Jascha Nemtsov will be performing at Pollack Hall on Nov. 9. Nemtsov, a recording artist with 25 CDs to his name, has dedicated much of his career to the works of composers associated with the “Society for Jewish (Folk) Music” which thrived in St. Petersburg, Moscow, and Vienna 30 years before World War II. The activities of this society ultimately fell victim to the anti-Jewish persecutions of Stalin and Hitler. The concert will feature Nemtsov performing compositions by seven artists from this group.
McGill’s Department of Jewish Studies and the Faculty of Arts present: Jascha Nemtsov in 100 years gone by: A concert of Jewish Music, Monday, Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Pollack Hall, Schulich School of Music. The concert is free and all are welcome. For more information call 514-398-6544 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.