February 5, 2020

Composer Delivers Talk On the Story of his Opera

“LETTERS TO ERICH”: Jazz composer Ted Rosenthal performs his work based on letters from his grandmother to his father when she was trapped in Nazi Germany.

American jazz pianist Ted Rosenthal, composer of the original jazz opera Dear Erich, will appear in “Letters to Erich: A Musical Performance and Talk,” at Nicholas Music Center, 85 George Street, New Brunswick, on Tuesday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m.

Rosenthal will be  joined by mezzo-soprano Sishel Claverie and baritone Peter Kendall Clark in the performance. He will also discuss the backstory of the opera, which draws on more than 200 personal letters between his grandmother, trapped in Nazi Germany, and his father Erich, who was able to immigrate to Chicago.

The event is free and open to the public. Free parking is available on campus with online vehicle registration. For more information or to RSVP, visit BildnerCenter.Rutgers.edu.