Musicians of Lenox Hill Perform an Evening of Romantic Chamber Music

On Thursday, April 28 at 8 PM, the Musicians of
Lenox Hill, under the artistic direction of Soo-
Kyung Park, will perform
an Evening of Romantic Chamber Music
at Temple Israel of the City of New
112 East 75th Street, New York City

The program includes the New York City premiere of the
Piano Trio in F Major by Marcel Tyberg, whose
works were thought lost in the Holocaust. The
program also features Alexander Borodin s String
Quartet No.2 in D Major
, Frederic Chopin s
Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise Brillante
Op. 22 for Solo Piano
, and Three Watercolors for
Flute, Cello and Piano
by Philippe Gaubert.
Admission to the concert is free with a suggested
donation of $20.

Composer Marcel Tyberg’s voice was silenced when
he was killed at Auschwitz in 1944. In the years
immediately before World War II, Marcel Tyberg was
a promising young composer whose Second Symphony
had been premiered by the Czech Philharmonic
Orchestra and Rafael Kubel?k. Prior to being
deported, Tyberg entrusted his scores to the
family of one of his students. The scores were
rediscovered in 2005 in the care of that student,
Dr. Enrico Mihich, who is now a leading cancer
research doctor living in Buffalo. For more than
six decades, Mihich carried the scores with him,
trying to find a conductor who would pay attention
to them. Finally, in 2005, he found a willing and
enthusiastic partner in the music director of the
Buffalo Philharmonic, JoAnn Falletta. Tyberg’s
music is extremely powerful, rich and profound,
Falletta has declared, and very worthy of
performance and recording. She says Tyberg’s Trio
reveals music of profound beauty, ingenious
orchestration and vibrant neo-romanticism .As a
result of Falletta’s enthusiastic reading of
Tyberg’s scores, a Tyberg Musical Legacy Fund has
been established in Buffalo at the Foundation for
Jewish Philanthropies. Tyberg’s Trio, along with
his Symphony No. 3, has been recorded on the Naxos
label by JoAnn Falletta and the Buffalo
Philharmonic. The Trio was first performed in
Buffalo in 2006. This will be the first
performance of the Trio in New York City.

New York Concert Review hailed the Musicians of
Lenox Hill as “exemplary throughout” and
“extremely impressive, technically and musically .
The performers, who are all graduates of The
Juilliard School and have won dozens of national
and international awards and competitions between
them, include Jae-Hyuck Cho, piano, Cornelius
Dufallo and Emilie-Anne Gendron, violin, Sean
Katsuyama, cello, Wei-Yang Andy Lin, viola, and
Soo-Kyung Park, flute and artistic director.

Cantor Robert P. Abelson of Temple Israel will
introduce the Tyberg Trio and tell the incredible
story of the loss and rediscovery of Tyberg’s
music. Cantor Abelson has been a member of the New
York City Opera and is a specialist in Yiddish Art
Song. He is featured on a recording of Composers
of the Holocaust, rated as one of the best
recordings of the year by Jewish Week.

The audience is invited to attend a dessert
reception with the artists following the concert.
The concert, which is an annual event now in its
13th year, is made possible by gift to Temple
Israel by the late Muriel Levy in memory of her
husband, Dr.Hyman Levy and their son, Jerrold
Levy, fulfilling her vision to continue the music
she and her husband loved and support the
Musicians of Lenox Hill.