Local Pianist Carolyn Enger to Perform Live at the Black Box Performing Arts Center
Ms. Enger highlights European romanticism with “Vienna in Englewood: Music of the 1820’s,” featuring music by Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn, John Field, Schubert and Chopin.
Focusing on the era of World War II, her multimedia project The Mischlinge Exposé combines music, literature, and images that evoke the haunting memories of the Mischlinge—half-Jews and German-Jewish converts in Germany before, during, and after the Holocaust—events reflected in Ms. Enger’s own experience as the child of a Holocaust survivor. Ms. Enger’s project seeks to expand knowledge about the Mischlinge, and deals with her own conversions, issues of “racial purity” and identity, and how crippling discrimination is, societally and personally. Over the past seven years, Ms. Enger has presented this concert-lecture throughout the United States and Europe. Ms. Enger has contributed a chapter for the forthcoming book to be released in September 2021, Women Defying Hitler: Rescue and Resistance in Nazi Dominated Europe, 1933-1945.