Sun, Oct 08|
Holocaust Museum LA
Adult Class: Women Composers Silenced by the Nazis
Join instructor and musician Janice Mautner Markham for an in-depth look at three women composers whose works were silenced by the Nazis and their collaborators. This class includes live musical performances of the works of Rosy Werthheim, Vítêzslava Kaprálová, and Alma Rose.
Time & Location
Oct 08, 2023, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Holocaust Museum LA, 100 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036, USA
Alongside the unimaginable genocide that took place during World War II, there was also a cultural genocide, a disappearing of individual artists, ensembles and even genres. This course looks at three composers, all women, who were impacted by the destructive forces of the Nazi regime. Included in this class will be the incredible stories of Dutch music educator, pianist and composer Rosy Werthheim, Czech conductor and composer Vítĕzslava Kaprálová and Austrian violinist, conductor and composer Alma Rose.
Meet the instructor and Holocaust Museum LA Artist in Residence:
Janice Mautner Markham is a Los Angeles based violinist, composer, theater artist and activist. She is a founding member of the klezmer-rock band Mostly Kosher and her global string ensemble, The JAC Trio. Janice was understudy to The Klezmatics’ violinist Lisa Gutkin for the Broadway tour of Indecent at the Ahmanson Theatre, and was proud to participate in the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association’s Weimar Cabaret performance, Musik! Fantasie! Revolution! in February 2020. Janice is celebrating her third decade as performer and arts educator with Vox Box Arts Collective and directs the Jewish Youth Orchestra, a project of the Jewish Federation of San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys. She is proud to give back to her community collaborating with Urban Voices Project and performing for Cafe Europa Holocaust survivors groups.