2019 - 2020 Concert Season

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.

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Annual Gala Evening

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MOR's Annual Gala Evening

Sunday, November 3, 2019 | 6 p.m.

Norcliffe Founders Room, Benaroya Hall

(following the 4 p.m. concert Passage at Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall)

After the concert, please join us for a very special evening at our annual gala event. You'll mingle with MOR artists and other special guests at a festive post-concert reception and share a gourmet dinner. You'll also help MOR to continue fulfilling its unique mission.

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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.

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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.

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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.
 

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Fall Concert: Passage: Confronting Intolerance

Music of Remembrance presents a concert featuring two world premieres inspired by the Holocaust’s lessons for today’s world. Iconic composer Ryuichi Sakamoto's compelling Passage depicts the struggle of a refugee to escape violence and persecution in his own land. Shinji Eshima's Veritas is a soulful statement against religious intolerance. Also, American composer Paul Schoenfield's Camp Songs with its setting of bitingly ironic poems that Sachsenhausen political prisoner Aleksander Kulisiewicz dared create under the noses of his Nazi captors.

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