Mazel Tov International
The chamber music series Mazel Tov International is growing, and the audience loves it more and more each year. European musical history during the 20th and 21st centuries strongly reflects events in politics and society. This 4th concert features works that directly or indirectly express such events in the world. My own work, “Exile”, features a Japanese and a Jewish folk song, both juxtaposed and used in parallel. It is not a sign of globalization, though. Think of Puccini’s “Madam Butterfly”, which uses Japanese folk songs as well as the American national anthem; music is valid everywhere! Mazel Tov!