4 – 6 PM
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This event celebrates the centennial of Paul Celan, the Romanian Jewish Holocaust survivor who is widely regarded as one of the greatest poets of the 20th century. The program features two riveting Celan-inspired works by the sui generis composer John Zorn, a rare performance of Force of Light, a song-cycle incorporating Celan’s poetry by the eclectic New York-based ensemble Barbez, and reflections on Celan’s work by the award-winning poet and renowned Celan translator Pierre Joris.