Events | Thomas Mann & Modern Music in L.A. – The Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra at the Thomas Mann House

Online | August 7, 2021 | 11:00 AM – August 8, 2021 | 11:00 AM (PDT)

Los Angeles has a rich cultural history and has been the home to many of the world’s greatest artists for over a hundred years. Especially during the second World War, many artists came to Los Angeles in exile and formed close connections with Thomas Mann, including Arnold Schoenberg, Ernst Toch, and Hanns Eisler. The Thomas Mann House is happy to share a program in partnership with the Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra that celebrates the rich history of music from composers connected to Thomas Mann and Los Angeles, from the past and present.

In addition to the performance, KUSC Radio host Rich Capparela will be hosting a pre concert discussion about
Thomas Mann, the music from our program, and connections to contemporary issues of politics, society, and culture.



Part I, Saturday August 7th at 11 a.m. Pacific Time:

Alma Mahler, 4 Lieder
Dale Trumbore, What Only Poetry Can Do
Arnold Schoenberg, Sechs Kleine Klavierstücke, op. 19
Hanns Eisler, Hollywooder Liederbuch

Part II, Sunday August 8th at 11 a.m. Pacific Time:

Arnold Schoenberg, Das Buch der hängenden Gärten, op. 15
Reena Esmail, Rang de Basant
Ernst Toch, Profiles
Sarah Gibson, Arson

The program is split in two parts and the videos will premiere on August 7 and August 8, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. (PST).

Click here for Part I and Part II.

Free admission.


This event is a collaboration with the Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra.

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