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Monday, August 19, 2013

CARMIN OPERA IN 1943 VAN NUYS

CHERISHING OUR VALLEY        2013

In the 1930s, artists, writers, scientists and perceptive members of the Jewish community began to search for ways to leave the growing oppression of a Nazi Germany. This event flyer, given to The Museum of the San Fernanado Valley by Gary Fredburg in 2013, not only announces the opera Carmin by the American Music Theatre in Van Nuys but reveals names of the opera's organizers as well. 
Carmin Flyer - The San Fernando Valley Music Study Club - June 20, 1943 
(click on image to enlarge it.)

Dr. Hugo Strelitzer was a widely recognized musical and choral director in the 1930s and 40s. 
Strelitzer lived from 1896 to 1981. He came to Southern California in 1937. He taught in many local institutions including Los Angeles City College.
Dr. Richard Lert, who conducted this Carmin, lived from 1885 to 1980. He brought his wife and young sons to California in 1932, where he became the music director of the Pasadena Symphony Orchesta. He was associated with the American Music Theatre's summer program.




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