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Monday, January 13
Presenter: Eric Kish
Eric Kish has a lifelong passion for music, avidly attending recitals, orchestra concerts and the opera. His program will be “How Immigrant Composers Invented Hollywood Movie Music.”
The rise of the talkies coincided with the rise of Hitler, and so those Jewish artists who could get away did just that. Three giants came to Hollywood: Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Max Steiner and Franz Waxman. Their film scores defined the Hollywood movie scores for decades. EVERYONE will remember the tunes once he plays them!
On the air since January 2004, Eric’s radio program, “Musical Passions” on WCLV 104.9, is the culmination of Eric’s dream to share his passion for music with a wider audience. In Cleveland, he was involved with the Ohio Chamber Orchestra and the Cleveland Chamber
Music Society. He has given many talks about music, musicians, and the insanity of collecting recordings, as well as about his family’s experiences during World War II in Shanghai.
In recent years, he has regularly presented courses on musical subjects at CWRU’s Laura and Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning Program, most recently “Jews and Music During the Holocaust Era” in conjunction with Cleveland’s celebrations honoring the “Violins of Hope.”
His unique accent is a combination of a childhood in Australia, followed by nearly three decades in New York City and more than a quarter century in Ohio.
He is bigger than life! Don’t miss this one!