Ben Rust Memorial Concert

Memorial Concert for Ben Rust?with Rebecca Rust and Frederick Edelmann

Ben Rust

Ben Rust (1917-1970) was a beloved East Bay history teacher who worked in the Richmond shipyards as an engineer, ship fitter and draftsman during World War II. His daughter cellist Rebecca Rust and partner/bassoonist Frederick Edelmann will perform a free concert on February 10, 2019 in his honor.

Rebecca Rust & Friedrich Edelmann

Concert Program (subject to change)

Max Stern: ?Songs of Ascents?, based on Ancient Hebrew Melodies

Laurence Sherr: ?Elegy & Vision? in memory of his family members who got killed in Auschwitz

Hans G?l: ?Divertimento?; G?l was from Austria and had to escape the Nazi regime in 1938; he went to England and then Scotland and was a cofounder of the Edinburgh Festival

?Boccherini, Georges Bizet (an original duet written during the time he composed ?Carmen?),

Arthur Frackenpohl: Two American Ragtimes

Intergenerational Trauma with Elizabeth Rosner

Survivor’s Cafe by Elizabeth Rosner A Lecture on Intergenerational Trauma

As part of our public programs for Pioneers to the Present: Jews of Richmond and Contra Costa County, Elizabeth Rosner, author of Survivor’s Cafe, will lecture on Intergenerational Trauma. Liz will take questions and sign copies of her book, which will be for sale at the event.

Elizabeth Rosner

ELIZABETH ROSNER is the author of three novels and a poetry collection. The Speed of Light was translated into nine languages and won several awards in the US and in Europe, including being shortlisted for the prestigious Prix Femina. Blue Nude was named among the best books of 2006 by the San Francisco Chronicle. Electric City was named among the best books of 2014 by NPR. Her essays and reviews have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Elle, the San Francisco Chronicle and others. She lives in Berkeley, CA.

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