The Mischlinge Exposé
Pianist Carolyn Enger has gained critical acclaim for her lyrical and dynamic playing, her deeply felt interpretations of works from Beethoven and Schubert to contemporary music, and her warm personal approach. In addition to an active performance schedule, Ms. Enger has enjoyed remarkable success as a recording artist, particularly with her 2013 release of piano music by Ned Rorem on Naxos Records. Renowned critic Laurence Vittes wrote in his review for Gramophone (2/2014): “Enger raises the miniatures to a higher level by taking the time and care to capture the emotional impact each must have had when their dedicatees read their inscription and title, and then heard the music for the first time.” The album was selected by Anthony Tommasini as one of the “Best in Classical Recordings” of 2013 in The New York Times.
Recent highlights include a performance at Michaelis Kirche in Erfurt, Germany; a Chicago residency with recitals at several Steinway Galleries, the Chicago Public Library, the Chicago Theological Seminary, the PianoForte Foundation and a Masterclass broadcast on WFMT; performances at the National Gallery of Art in Oslo, Norway; the Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County in New Jersey; the Chelmsford Center for the Arts in Massachusetts; the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts; The National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C.; and a variety of recitals in the Tri-State area.
Ms. Enger is a Steinway Concert Artist.
Join us for an unforgettable in-person event at The Watchung Arts Center! Pianist Carolyn Enger will take you on a mesmerizing musical journey with her extraordinary performance. Experience the Mischlinge Exposé, where Enger masterfully explores the complex and poignant stories of the Mischlinge - those of mixed Jewish and Aryan heritage during World War II. Through her music, she brings these narratives to life, capturing the resilience, struggle, and hope of these individuals. Don't miss this incredible opportunity to witness Enger's captivating talent and immerse yourself in this powerful artistic portrayal. Carolyn performs the music of Mendelssohn, Zemlinsky, Hensel, Eisler, Mahler, Ben-Haim and Schoenberg.
The Watchung Arts Center
18 Stirling Road Watchung, NJ 07069 United States