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Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission


Music of Remembrance presents "Art From Ashes"

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Calendar   Commemorations
Location Online
Date Sun, Jan 24, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Duration   1h

Continuing its annual tradition of honoring the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, Music of Remembrance (MOR) will present Art From Ashes, an online concert marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The concert will begin to stream on January 24 and remain available for one week. It will showcase some of the remarkable works of six murdered composers from across Nazi-controlled Europe:

  • Prague-born Erwin Schulhoff was an audaciously original musical presence between the world wars.
  • David Beigelman was a leading figure in Poland’s once thriving Yiddish theater.
  • Hans Krása will always be remembered as the composer of Brundibár, the opera performed 55 times by casts of child prisoners in Terezín.
  • Dutch composer Dick Kattenburg, only ten years older than Anne Frank, spent the war years in hiding before his betrayal and arrest.
  • László Weiner and Paul Hermann were shaped by Budapest’s musical world of Bartók and Kodály.

The varied program ranges from a haunting Yiddish song from the Łódź ghetto to a string quartet performed in Terezín, along with other works for string ensembles. MOR's stellar ensemble is drawn from the Seattle Symphony. For some of these rarely performed works of stunning beauty, they will be playing from unpublished scores that were specially made available to them.

You can learn more by watching this brief video. You can purchase a concert pass here.

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