The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County presents pianist Alan Mallach in a Two-Part Talk/Concert Program entitled Felix Mendelssohn and his Circle on Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 1 PM (pre-concert talk) and 2 PM (concert). Admission is $12 members, $15 non-members.
At 1 PM, the pre-concert talk will explore the relationship of Felix Mendelssohn and his friends and colleagues like Ferdinand Hiller and Ignaz Moscheles to Judaism, and its connection to their careers as prominent musicians. All three converted to Christianity, as did many German Jews of the time. Following at 2 PM, Alan Mallach will play selected work by Mendelssohn, Hiller, Moscheles, and others from their circle.
Alan Mallach, a resident of Roosevelt, New Jersey, is a pianist and composer who has performed widely in New Jersey and elsewhere. In addition to performing, Mallach is an expert on late 19th and 20th century Italian opera, author of Pietro Mascagni and his Operas, and The Autumn of Italian Opera. He is also known for his work in housing and urban revitalization, and has authored many books and articles on those subjects.
Funding has been made possible in part by a general operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a Division of the Department of State, through grant funds administered by the Monmouth County Historical Commission.
For more information or to make a paid reservation (non-refundable), call the Museum at 732-252-6990, or visit www.jhmomc.org. Maximum capacity is 100, so paid reservations are recommended.