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Music and the Holocaust: Musical Stolpersteine and Recovered Music from the Holocaust
March 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$18
ABOUT THIS LECTURE: Dr. Alexandra Birch is a researcher and violinist who finds and performs lost music from the Holocaust in Europe and the former USSR. Join Dr. Birch as she discusses her most recent research, musical commemoration of the Holocaust, and the more unknown “Holocaust by Bullets” in the former USSR. She will also play samples and discuss five new pieces she has recorded. This event will be a memorable evening of scholarship, music, and remembrance.
ABOUT THIS SPEAKER: Dr. Alexandra Birch has a diverse career as a violinist, violist and scholar. As a soloist and chamber musician, she has toured extensively in the USA, Asia, Russia, and Europe in over 20 countries including performances in Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Bolshoi Theatre, and the Mariinski Theater and is the prizewinner of numerous national and international competitions. Dr. Birch holds a Bachelors (BM), Masters (MM), and Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) from Arizona State University where she was a student of Dr. Katherine McLin. Equal in academics and performance, Dr. Birch’s research focuses on music and the arts under duress particularly from the former USSR. As an Alexander Grass Memorial Fellow at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum (Washington DC) she has produced two CDs with pianists Dani Shraibman and Yeojin Seol of works from the Holocaust in Europe and the former USSR. More information can be found at www.alexandrabirch.com