- July 16, 2023 - 2:00 PM
- Gordon Hall, Music Mountain
THE ODYSSEY OF A PIANO PRODIGY FROM HOLOCAUST TO MUSIC MOUNTAIN
Featuring Greg and Candy Dawson. Greg, son of former Berkshire Quartet violist David Dawson, is author of Hiding in the Spotlight and co-author of Alias Anna: A True Story of Outwitting the Nazis, which tell the story of his mother, Zhanna Arshanskaya Dawson, who escaped Nazis in her native Ukraine and made her way to America, the Juilliard School and Music Mountain where David proposed marriage. She performed often with the quartet at Music Mountain in the 1950s and ‘60s, when the Berkshire Quartet was in residence here. Greg’s talk will be preceded by a short film Candy made after the couple visited Ukraine in 2006 to trace Zhanna’s journey.