Founded in 2007, the Jewish Music & Poetry Project rebranded as Ensemble for These Times in 2015, with the JMPP continuing as a major group project. Concert and tour info for the JMPP from Fall 2015 forward are integrated into E4TT's website and can be seen in E4TT's concert calendar; earlier archival concert info will be added to the E4TT past calendar soon.
E4TT's third release, "Once/Memory/Night: Paul Celan", won a Silver Medal in the 2020 Global Music Awards and is available for streaming or downloading at iTunes, YouTubeMusic, Amazon.com, Deezer, or Spotify, or you can purchase a CD from E4TT. It honors the centennial of Paul Celan (1920-1970) whose work speaks to his experiences under a brutal regime, via premiere recordings by David Garner, Jared Redmond, Libby Larsen, and Stephen Eddins, plus Anthony Milosz reading his father's poem, and is part of the group's Jewish Music & Poetry Project. Download the booklet here or view it as a flipbook.
"Once/Memory/Night: Paul Celan" was also chosen July 16, 2020 for C4NM's Album of the Week. "The members of Ensemble For These Times are longstanding, expert champions of forgotten work by those nearly lost to history, as well as bringing up new voices who have meaningful new work to share. Their newest recording is further evidence of this mission." (Curator Kurt Rohde).
E4TT's second release, "The Hungarians: From Rózsa to Justus" (Centaur CRC 3660), won a Gold Medal in the 2018 Global Music Awards and is available for streaming or downloading at iTunes, YouTube Music or Amazon.com. It consists of music by four Hungarian composers killed or exiled in the Holocaust, Miklos Rozsa, Sandor Vandor, Lajos Delej, and Gyorgy Justus, and is part of the group's Jewish Music & Poetry Project. Download the booklet here.
E4TT's debut CD, "Surviving: Women's Words" (Centaur CRC 3490), won a Silver Medal in the 2016 Global Music Awards and is available at Amazon,HB Direct, or Arkiv Music or or directly from E4TT. It consists of song cycles written for E4TT for soprano and piano and soprano, cello, and piano by David Garner to poems by four women Holocaust survivors, Mascha Kaleko, Rose Auslaender, Else Lasker-Schueler and Yala Korwin and is part of the group's Jewish Music & Poetry Project.