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Scholar to discuss exiled composers at JHM

Sabine Feisst
Sabine Feisst

The Jewish History Museum has partnered with Arizona Opera to bring Arizona State University professor Sabine Feisst to Tucson for a night of history, music and culture.

On Thursday, Oct. 1 at 7 p.m., Feisst will present “Arizona Lady and Exiled Composers from Nazi-Occupied Europe,” a historical account of three composers — Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Arnold Schoenberg and Kurt Weill — who each fled their native countries and settled in the United States to continue their creative work. Exploring these composers will help shed light on “Arizona Lady,” a comic operetta by exiled Hungarian composer Emmerich Kálmán, which Arizona Opera will perform at the Tucson Music Hall Oct. 10 and 11.

“Their individual stories are ones of survival and perseverance, and their lasting contributions to the arts in this country are unforgettable,” said Julie Lauterbach-Colby, director of operations at the museum.

The event will take place at the museum, 564 S. Stone Ave. The cost is $10. For more information contact Lauterbach-Colby at 670-9073.