Tickets are free but must be reserved in advance. Click below to RSVP.


Sunday, March 17, at 4:00 pm


Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust

and the Consulate General of Germany in Los Angeles 




Friedrich Edelmann (bassoon) & Rebecca Rust (cello)


From their home base in Germany, the husband-and-wife team of Rebecca Rust, violoncello, and Friedrich Edelmann, bassoon, have played together in duos, trios and larger chamber music groups in Europe, the United States and Japan for over 30 years. 

Rebecca Rust, a native of California, began cello lessons with Margaret Rowell, Cello Professor at the San Francisco Conservatory, UC Berkeley and Stanford, at the age of nine. She has performed solo concerts and radio productions in Europe, the United States, Israel, China and Japan. She plays a Master-Cello by William Forster (1791) formerly owned by Prince Charles. 

Friedrich Edelmann grew up in Kaiserslautern, Germany. He served as the Principal Bassoonist of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra and has won several first prizes in German national competitions. 

The duo will perform works by the following composers:

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Francois Couperin (1668-1733)

Laurence Sherr (born 1953)

Hans Gál (1890-1987), a Jewish composer who was dismissed from his post as Director of the Mainz Conservatory in Germany after Hitler's rise to power and in 1938 fled to Edinburgh, where he helped found the Edinburgh music festival.

Ernest Bloch (1880-1959), a Jewish composer who was born in Geneva and immigrated to the United States in 1916.

Max Stern (born 1947), an Israeli composer who composed "Songs of Ascents" ("Shir Hamaalot") for Rust and Edelmann.

In November 2018 in Kaiserslautern, Germany, the duo performed a concert of compositions by forbidden or forgotten Jewish composers in commemoration of the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht and the destruction of the beautiful Synagogue of Kaiserslautern.

Their new CD, "Songs Without Words" will be released by Centaur Records on March 1, 2019. 

Tickets are free but must be reserved in advance:


This event is made possible by the generous support of the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany.