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Songs on \”Poems Born in Bergen-Belsen\” classical concert

October 25, 2023 - 7:00 PM


Ghosts of the past weave their way into our present and future in Menachem Z. Rosensaft’s book Poems Born in Bergen-Belsen. Composer Gerald Cohen has brought Rosensaft’s words to the concert stage in his settings of these poems. Mezzo soprano Leah Wool and baritone David Kravitz are featured performers in the world premiere of Cohen’s song cycle, they burn, the fires of the night: lamentations from the ashes.

The program also includes selections from Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time and music by composers who were imprisoned at the concentration camp at Terezín during WWII. Instrumentalists include clarinetist Jon Manasse and cellist Julian Schwarz. Admission is free; reservations are required. The performance will also be live-streamed.