Welcome to the Hugo Kauder Society
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We are sorry to have to announce that the Hugo Kauder Society is unable to participate in the MakeMusicNY Festival today. It is never easy for an organization to anticipate the struggles faced by people who come to this country under circumstances of extreme duress. Events may occur, day-to-day, week-to-week, month-to-month, that drastically affect their ability to transition to their new homes comfortably without the added pressure of putting on a performance for an audience that is for all intents and purposes, foreign.
While we regret that we will not be able to bring you the experience we had hoped, we hope that everyone had a chance to show their support for our friends on World Refugee Day, June 20th. Our partner in this project, IRIS, prepared a large event in celebration of and in solidarity with newly arrived members of our community.
Hugo Kauder was a mid-century Viennese composer, pedagogue, and émigré to America, who defied the atonal trend of his generation with his uniquely harmonic, contrapuntal style. His legacy of over 300 works, many yet to be published, is receiving renewed interest today.
The Hugo Kauder Society hopes to share Kauder's music with the next generation of musicians and listeners. Its annual competition supports emerging young musicians while connecting them with Kauder's work.