TWO PIANOS AT RUTGERS-NEWARK CAMPUS: SUNDAY 27 OCTOBER 2019, 2 PM to 6 PM
350 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Newark NJ 07102
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Rutgers-Newark offers programs to more than 12,000 students through colleges, professional schools and research institutes, including the Institute of Jazz Studies. According to U.S. News & World Report it is the most diverse national university in the U.S., partly due to a large refugee population. No other school has been so recognized.
In September 2018 Newark Chancellor Nancy Cantor tasked the Jazz Institute's executive director Wayne Winborne as the Project’s primary partner in bringing Two Pianos: Playing for Life to that campus, where Halina Neuman was professor of piano for the last ten years of her career.
In addition to the Sunday afternoon Exhibit (opening 2 PM), narrated concert performance (3 PM), and post-performance discussion at Rutgers' Paul Robeson Campus Center, video excerpts from prior Two Pianos performances and Holocaust testimony of Halina's daughter Jola Hoffman will be on display.
The Institute of Jazz Studies has reached out to Rutgers and Newark arts and the local faith-based community. Special thanks to Kean University for providing access to digital footage from a 1987 Holocaust Oral History video interview of Jola Hoffman, now in the archives of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC.
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