2019-2020 Season

 

 

 

Julia Benzinger

Art From Ashes - Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz

On January 27, 2020, International Holocaust Remembrance Day will coincide with the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. Music of Remembrance (MOR) presents Art From Ashes, a free community-wide concert marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Music of Remembrance’s stellar ensemble will join forces with some of the region’s most talented youth ensembles – the Northwest Boychoir, the Seattle Girls Choir, and the University of Washington Chamber Orchestra – in a program showcasing remarkable chamber and vocal works created by murdered composers from across Nazi-controlled Europe. These musical treasures remain as a testament to inspiring courage and resilience in a time of unfathomable horrors. They tell stories that resonate today as strongly as ever.
 

Amnon Weinstein

Violins of Hope

Music of Remembrance will bring a quartet of the Violins of Hope instruments to Seattle for a special narrated concert at Benaroya Hall on March 1, featuring the core members of the Music of Remembrance ensemble, all members of the Seattle Symphony. These artists will be performing on the Holocaust-era Violins of Hope instruments in a program of music by composers lost to the Holocaust. The Violins of Hope visit in 2020 will mark an important milestone, 75 years after the defeat of the Third Reich. Even as the number of living survivors continues to dwindle, Violins of Hope helps to keep stories and memories alive.

Scheer and Heggie

Spring Concert: Intonations: The Music of Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer

This concert brings together two powerful works by Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer: INTONATIONS: Songs from the Violins of Hope, a dramatic song cycle based on the stories behind instruments played by Jews in Nazi concentration camps and For a Look or a Touch commissioned by MOR in 2007, based on the true story of two idealistic young homosexual lovers in 1930s Berlin whose lives and love were torn apart under Nazi rule.

Curt Branom

Spring Concert in San Francisco: Intonations: The Music of Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer

This concert brings together two powerful works by Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer: INTONATIONS: Songs from the Violins of Hope, a dramatic song cycle based on the stories behind instruments played by Jews in Nazi concentration camps and For a Look or a Touch commissioned by MOR in 2007, based on the true story of two idealistic young homosexual lovers in 1930s Berlin whose lives and love were torn apart under Nazi rule.