This program marks the first in a series of concerts dedicated to “degenerate” music banned by the Nazi regime. It opens with Haydn, whose music became the basis for the German National Anthem, and is yet one of the most poignant depictions of music of the Roma people, who were persecuted by the Nazis. The program ends with Mendelssohn, who was condemned by the Nazis. The Jewish composer’s iconic octet is among the most vibrant, ingenious, and joyful works of music - a testament to the irrepressibility of the human spirit.
*Tickets are available through the Gardner's website only. ISGM MEMBER CONCERT TICKET PRESALE: JULY 24 – AUGUST 5. Reserve tickets before they become available to the general public (August 7).