Presented by The Sidney and Nina Widell Lecture Series Fund of the Jewish Home and Care Center Foundation, and Nathan & Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center in collaboration with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and the Harry and Rose Samson Family JCC.

On Monday, March 2nd at 7:00PM at the Harry and Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center in the Daniel M Soref Community Hall– Milwaukee, seven members of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra will play select compositions of  Entartete Musik, “Degenerate Music” that was banned by the Nazi regime.


Reserve your spot! RSVP to Dedra Devereaux at or 414-721-9255

This event will feature the following music of:

 Erwinn Schulhoff’s duo for violin and cello
 Hans Gal Serenade for clarinet, violin and cello opus 93
 Viktor Ullmann String Quartet #3

MSO Musicians Include:

Frank Almond, Concertmaster, violin
Ilana Setapen, Associate Concertmaster, violin
Susan Babini, Principal Cello
Todd Levy, Principal Clarinet
Beth Breslin, viola
Lynn Kabat, cello
Margot Schwartz, violin


Dessert reception to follow performance.

The Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center
6255 N Santa Monica Blvd, Whitefish Bay, WI 53217

Please use west entrance of the building.

More information:

Nazi ideology regarding race and religion extended to all aspects of cultural and social life in the Third Reich. There were strict controls over music, works of art, literature and film that could be enjoyed and those that were considered “Entartarte” or degenerate. Degenerate music was a label applied in the 1930’s by the Nazi Government to certain forms of music that it considered harmful.