Born in Cairo, Ara Guzelimian is the current dean and provost of The Juilliard School. An alumnus of UCLA, he was senior director and artistic advisor at Carnegie Hall and the Ojai Festival, and has contributed pieces to The New York Times, Musical America, and Opera News. This week at the Music@Menlo festival in Atherton, California, Guzelimian discusses the impact and effects of World War II on musical life (8/7) and the extraordinary character of the late pianist and Holocaust survivor, Alice Herz-Sommer (8/8). Below is a transcript of our recent conversation with Dean Ara Guzelimian.
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