Tue, Mar 01|
Speaker: Isabel Vincent I Entertainer: Mark Janas
Time & Location
Mar 01, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
New York, 3 W 51st St, New York, NY 10019, USA
SPEAKER: ISABEL VINCENT
ISABEL VINCENT is an award-winning investigative reporter and author of seven books. She has spent the last several years combing through archives in England, Italy, Austria, Germany, Israel and the US to tell the story of Ida and Louise Cook, two opera fans who befriended some of the biggest divas and conductors of the 1920s and 1930s. They became close to Clemens Krauss, Hitler's favorite conductor and the director of the Munich Opera. It was Krauss who launched them on a secret mission to save Jewish musicians and opera scholars. The book will be published this fall by Regnery Publishing.
ENTERTAINER: MARK JANAS
MARK JANAS began his piano studies at age of three, composed a sonatina at 5, and by high school was conducting the Hammond Area Youth Orchestra. While a senior at Indiana, he was chosen by Leonard Bernstein to conduct at festivals in Israel and Austria. He performed all over the United States as associate conductor for two national tours of Les Misérables, as well as being Musical Director for the Yale Repertory Theatre, Hippodrome State Theatre and Arkansas Repertory Theatre. His client list includes such stars as Len Cariou, Liz Robertson & Kathleen Turner. He is a Two-Time Bistro Award Winner – one for Outstanding Achievement as Musical Director and one for creating Salon, a unique, weekly open mic event. He is an Eight-Time MAC Award Winner – six for being Salon’s Founder & Artistic Director, one for Best Host and one for Best Song.