New Music

Jewish Roots: The Poulenc Trio Celebrates Hanukkah with a World Premiere

The Poulenc Trio presented a special Hanukkah-inspired concert on Friday December 3, 7:30 PM at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, and Sunday December 5, 6:30 PM at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC. Highlighting the program was the world premiere of Yiddish Lexicon, by Jakov Jakoulov, a work that humorously explores certain Yiddish words that have made their way into our everyday lives. The program also featured the Hebrew Overture by Prokofiev, a jazzy-jaunty Trio by Andre Previn and a series of works by Jewish composers including a rarely-heard wind trio by Erwin Schulhoff, the poignant string trio by Gideon Klein, and a set of beautiful string quartet movements by composers who perished at Theresienstadt.