Based on poems by Rückert, Mahler’s song cycle Kindertotenlieder (1901-1904) underscores the frighteningly high infant mortality rates during the early 20th century. They have fallen dramatically over the past century but are still high in Rochester. To highlight this and child poverty rates, Table Top Opera presents a new version of Kindertotenlieder performed by members of the Eastman School of Music, accompanied by historical photographs and pictures of children who have succumbed to lack of proper care in Rochester today.