October 16 | An Afternoon and Evening Event

2:30 – 4:45 p.m. |Argyros Forum 209
Introduction by Dr. Marilyn Harran, Stern Chair in Holocaust Education and Director, Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education

Photo portrait of E. Randol SchoenbergA Schoenberg Perspective on the Doctor Faustus Controversy

E. Randol Schoenberg
Editor of The Doctor Faustus Dossier: Arnold Schoenberg, Thomas Mann, and Their Contemporaries, 1930-1951

E. Randol Schoenberg, the grandson of renowned Austrian composers Arnold Schoenberg and Eric Zeisl, waged an eight-year battle on behalf of Maria Altmann in her quest to regain six paintings by Gustav Klimt that had once belonged to her family but were taken by the Nazis. His quest for justice on behalf of Maria Altmann was portrayed in the film Woman in Gold.

Portrait Photo of Marjorie Perloff

Competing Modernisms: The California Exile of Mann, Adorno, and Schoenberg

Marjorie Perloff, Ph.D.
Author of Edge of Irony: Modernism in the Shadow of the Hapsburg Empire and The Vienna Paradox: A Memoir
Presidential Fellow, Chapman University

Marjorie Perloff was born Gabriele Mintz into a cultured and assimilated Jewish family in Vienna. A prolific and groundbreaking scholar, Dr. Perloff has written more than a dozen books on 20th and 21st century poetry and poetics, European and Latin American as well as our own. She is an elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a Presidential Fellow at Chapman University.

Books by Marjorie Perloff and E. Randol Schoenberg will be available for purchase after the afternoon event. 

7 – 7:45 P.M.Wallace All Faiths Chapel

Conversation with Marjorie Perloff and E. Randol Schoenberg

Moderated by Daniele Struppa, Chapman University

Selected works by Marjorie Perloff and E. Randol Schoenberg will be available for purchase before the event and after the concert.
Book signing will follow the concert. 

8 – 9 P.M. | Wallace All Faiths Chapel

Promotional photo of Ross Gasworth with cello, Iryna Krechkovsky with violin and Kevin Kwan Loucks. Group photo of Trio Celeste.Trio Céleste Performs Selected Words by Zeisl, Messiaen and Schoenberg

Hailed as “technically dazzling” (Long Beach Gazette) and “flawless” (New York Concert Review), Trio Céleste has firmly established itself as one of the most dynamic chamber music ensembles on the classical music scene today.

Recent highlights for the Trio include recital debuts at the Chicago Cultural Center, Los Angeles County Museum of Art and New York’s Carnegie Hall. In 2014, the ensemble was selected from over 500 applicants to be Artists-in-Residence at the Grand Canyon National Park.

Trio Céleste is currently Ensemble-in-Residence at the Clair Trevor School of the Arts at UC Irvine and Directors of the acclaimed arts organization Chamber Music | OC where they have been featured in collaborations with violist Paul Coletti, Emerson String Quartet violinist Philip Setzer and principal players of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. In 2016, the Trio released their debut album on the Navona label which debuted at No. 5 on iTunes for “Best Seller New Release” and No. 20 on Amazon’s “Chamber Music Albums.”

The ensemble was inspired to take its name after their very first meeting in New York City, where a rare celestial occurrence – the largest harvest moon in two decards – marked the beginning of their tenure together.

Trio Céleste CDs will be available for purchase after the event. 

Admission is free. No tickets/reservations required.
For more information, please call (714) 628-7377 or email RodgersCenter@chapman.edu