Vayter un Vayter at the Staunton Music Festival
August 17 @ 12:00 pm
Vayter un Vayter will be performed at the Staunton Music Festival on their Song Fest program that also includes Britten’s Folksong Arrangements and J.S. Bach’s Cantata No. 51 for soprano, trumpet, strings and continuo. Vayter un Vayter is a setting of three powerful poems by Avrom Sutzkever in the original Yiddish. The first metaphorically contrasts good and evil in the form of two riders: one white and one black. The second, is a delicate, sad poem about a father telling his daughter to treasure her toys as he remembers a city with many dolls but not one child. The third questions “What remains?” Commissioned by Stonybrook Contemporary Chamber Players, it was most recently presented in the version for Bass and Piano by YIVO, the Jewish Research Institute. For more information visit here.