Jan 23, 2017 - 12:00 pm
Music of Remembrance (MOR) presents a free community concert at Seattle’s Benaroya Hall to honor International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
On January 27, 1945, Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp, was liberated by the Soviet army. On Monday, January 23, 2017, Music of Remembrance (MOR) presents a community-wide free concert to honor this important moment in history, and commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The musical program features music from the Terezín and Vilna Ghettos, and works by composers whose lives were cut short by Nazi persecution: Hans Krása, Gideon Klein, Ilse Weber, Laszlo Weiner, and Dick Kattenburg. Featuring stellar instrumentalists drawn largely from the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, and some of the region’s finest vocal talents. MOR is a non-profit organization founded in 1998 by Artistic Director Mina Miller to remember the Holocaust through music.
This concert is presented with generous support from Jack and Adina Almo.
Before the Ark (1987)
MOR 2013 David Tonkonogui Memorial Award Recipient
Allegro con fuoco
Ilse Weber (b. Vitkovice, 1903 – d. Auschwitz, 1944)
Little Cafe in Terezín
Music: Viennese popular melody
Music: Martin Roman(b. 1910, Berlin – 1996, NJ)
Lyrics: Manfred Grieffenhagen (b. 1895 – d. Dachau, 1945)
Lazslo Weiner(b. Szombathely, Hungary – d. Lukov labor camp, 1944)
Lori Laitman(b. Long Beach, New York, 1955)
Poetry by Selma Meerbaum-Eisinger(b. Czernowitz, Romania, 1924 – d. Michailowka labor camp, Ukraine, 1942)
Romanian Melody (1941)
Dick Kattenburg(b. Amsterdam, 1919 – d. Auschwitz, 1944)
Text: Lea Rudnitska (b. Kalwarija, Lithuania, 1916 – d. Majdanek, 1943)
Shtiler, Shtiler (Quiet, Quiet)
Music: Aleksander Volkoviski (b. Vilnius, 1931)
Text: Shmerke Kaczerginski(b. Vilna, 1908 – d. 1954)
Jake Heggie(b. West Palm Beacfh, FL, 1961)
Poetry written in Auschwitz by Krystyna Zywulska
*Works commissioned by Music of Remembrance
About Music of Remembrance
The Music of Remembrance mission is not religious nor is its scope limited to Jewish music or experience. Our programs have also focused on the Holocaust’s impact on homosexuals, women, children, Roma, political prisoners and courageous free-thinkers.
MOR has reached audiences around the world through its seven CDs on Naxos, the world’s leading classical music label, and its two documentary films produced by award-winning filmmaker John Sharify.