“Julius, The Story Behind the Music”

June 3, 2019 8:00 PM–10:00 PM

Performance of a seven-movement suite composed by Maxwell Stwertka '19, an ID major in music and physics, in tribute to his great-uncle, the maestro Julius Stwertka. A protégé of the legendary composer and conductor Gustav Mahler, Julius was the internationally acclaimed concertmaster of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra from 1902 until his retirement in 1936. In 1938, after Hitler’s annexation of Austria into Nazi Germany, Julius and his wife, Rosa, were deported to the Theresienstadt concentration camp and ghetto, where he died six years later. Rosa eventually died in Auschwitz. Maxwell’s composition is his senior project. His adviser is Hilary Tann, the John Howard Payne Professor of Music.


Emerson Auditorium