Tokyo String Quartet to honor Jews’ 350 Years in America

The Tokyo String Quartet theme for their 2004-2005 residency at the Y will be “Immigrant Composers”. Saturday, Oct. 23 at 8pm at the 92nd Street Y Tisch Center for the Arts starts a series of music by Jewish composers who fled the growing anti-Semitism of Nazi Germany and Austria for the US, and others. Alexander Zemlinsky (1871-1942), his brother in law, Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951), Hanns Eisler (1898-1962), Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) will have works performed over the course of the series. Dates in the series also include Saturday Feb. 12 and Saturday, May 7. See the 92nd St. Y website for more details.