Why partner with MOR? Make a difference
MOR invites you to become a corporate partner. As a corporate partner, you’ll be part of bringing compelling and beautiful new works to the world. You’ll also help sustain MOR’s unique mission. MOR is the only organization in the world with a continuing initiative to commission new Holocaust-inspired music by today’s leading composers. MOR has commissioned and premiered over thirty new works that include chamber music, opera, song, oratorio, dance and film score. We tell stories that communicate urgent lessons for today, and we look beyond the Holocaust itself to the experience of others who have been excluded or persecuted for their faith, ethnicity, gender or sexuality. Together, we can continue sharing stories that the world needs to hear, and that communicate profound messages that are more relevant than ever today. For more information about these sponsorships for either our Seattle or San Francisco performances, please contact MOR Development Associate Addie Newcombe at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (206) 365-7770
MOR’s 20th Season | 2017-18
MOR’s 2017-18 season combines historic repertoire with the premieres of three newly commissioned works inspired by Japanese and Japanese American wartime experience. Drawing on poetry, music, and art by victims and survivors of the incarceration camps and nuclear bombings, these MOR commissions make eloquent statements about our common humanity.
Since 1998, Music of Remembrance has remembered the Holocaust by discovering and preserving music by composers who dared to create even in those darkest of times, and by commissioning and premiering new Holocaust-inspired works by some of today’s leading composers. The Holocaust’s legacy calls on us to honor the experience of all people who have been excluded or persecuted because of their nationality, ethnicity, faith or sexuality.
From its beginning, MOR has presented two major concerts each year at Seattle’s Benaroya Hall, and in 2015 it added a third event every January–free and open to the entire community–in commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day. With a focus on bringing original new works into the world, it has premiered over 30 commissions that span a range from chamber works, song cycles, choral compositions, dance scores, music for film, and two fully-staged operas. MOR has brought its work to educators and students across Western Washington and beyond, and has worked with community partners to offer free outreach events in a wide spectrum of settings. In 2015 MOR presented its first San Francisco concert, and since then has returned annually to perform at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. MOR has garnered consistent praise for its imaginative programming and its artistic excellence. Its stellar core ensemble, drawn largely from the ranks of the Seattle Symphony, is complemented by world-acclaimed guest artists. Most of all, MOR is recognized for the importance of its unique mission. Classical Voice North America has noted:
At a time when genocide, ethnic cleansing, anti-immigrant attacks, and religious extremism are on the rise worldwide, the work of Music of Remembrance, the Seattle-based chamber music organization that has spent 19 years keeping memories of the Holocaust alive through music, seems more important that ever.