Sparks of Glory: Not Martyrs, Not Saints
Two contemporary composers, Simon Sargon and Osvaldo Golijov, are on the program, along with the audacious and innovative Erwin Schulhoff, who died in the Wülzburg concentration camp. Artistic Director Mina Miller discusses the varied ways living composers respond to the Holocaust: Sargon's Shema sets poems by Holocaust survivor Primo Levi (to be sung by soprano Megan Chenovick), while Golijov's Lullaby and Doina was conceived for a movie about Jews and gypsies. Schulhoff's Concertino for Flute, Viola and Doublebass was written in 1925, and grew out of his fascination with Slavonic folk music.
Musicians: Megan Chenovick, soprano; Laura DeLuca, clarinet; Zart Dombourian-Eby, flute; Mara Finkelstein, cello; Jonathan Green, double bass; Susan Gulkis Assadi, viola; Mina Miller, piano; Mikhail Shmidt, violin