Music Director and Principal Conductor of American Symphony Orchestra and The Orchestra Now of Bard College, a scholar – an expert in the history of European music. President of Bard College,
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The Orchestra Now (TŌN) is an innovative pre-professional orchestra and master’s degree program at Bard College that is preparing a new generation of musicians to break down barriers between modern audiences and great orchestral music of the past and present.
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Music Director and Principal Conductor of English Symphony Orchestra and Artistic Director of Colorado Mahlerfest. A leading expert on music of composers suppressed by the Nazis, via acclaimed recordings of music by Gál, Krása, Ullmann and Krenek.
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One of today’s’ most versatile and respected American conductors, the music director of Los Angeles Opera, and the principal conductor of RAI National Symphony Orchestra, Italy. Maestro Conlon is well known for his efforts in promoting music of Jewish composers suppressed by the Nazis.
Promotion Executve at Boosey and Hawkes, the largest specialist classical music publishing company in the world. Boosey and Hawkes published a large number of Karol Rathaus’ compositions, with Frank Harders being one of Rathaus’ major champions.
Musical Director of Opéra Nomade, a nationwide opera touring company, Artistic Director of an international opera course, L’Académie Lyrique, and Artistic Director of the Silenced Voices Festival in Strasbourg. He is also an author of an award-winning book about European composers suppressed by the Nazis.
Music Director and Principal Conductor of Buffallo Philarmonic Orchestra. Recorded music of Karol Rathaus with London Symphony Orchestra.
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Polish-Canadian pianist. Wnukowski has performed throughout Europe, North America, South America and Asia with such orchestra as Polish Radio Orchestra, Sinfonia Varsovia, Windsor Symphony and Southfield Symphony and conductors such as Jerzy Maksymiuk, Alain Trudel and David Amos.
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Award winning record producer, author of “Frobidden Music: Jewish composers banned by the Nazis”, senior researcher at the “exile.arte Zentrum” at Vienna University for Music and Performance Arts.
Leon Hyman, the oldest of Rathaus’ students, is a successful conductor, who worked with New York Philharmonic, the American Symphony Orchestra, and the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra. He is a cofounder, principal conductor and music director of the New Philharmonic of New Jersey.
Composer Allen Brings studied composition with Karol Rathaus, Otto Luening, Gardner Read, and Rodger Sessions. His published compositions, include works for orchestra, band, chorus, a wide variety of chamber ensembles, piano, organ, harpsichord, guitar, and voice.
“I commuted to Queens College from the Bronx to study with Karol Rathaus”, said George Sturm, who later became a successful music publisher, a founder of Music Associates of America .
Award-winning jazz journalist and historian, director emeritus of the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University, son of renowned Jewish writer Soma Morgenstern, who was a lifelong friend of Karol Rathaus.
An American cellist, a member of Queens College music department since 1949. As a member of Queens College Quartet performed Rathaus’ quartets and other chamber pieces for cello.
An American composer, conductor, author, and professor, a former faculty member at the University of Rochester‘s Eastman School of Music and the Juilliard School, author of over 400 published compositions. He has been honored with several awards including Germany’s Order of Merit – Officer’s Cross.
An American composer born in Vienna, a former student of Karol Rathaus, a former faculty member at the music department of C.W. Post College, Long Island University, the author of over 150 published composition.
An American historian, the author of multiple books on the history of Jews in America including “The politics of rescue” and the five-volume set “Jews in America”
Artistic Director of the Milken Archive since 1993, Neil W. Levin has devoted his professional and academic life to the scholarly study of the music of Jewish experience from historical, musicological, ethnological, Judaic, and cross-cultural perspectives.