Kristallnacht Commemoration Monday @7

Feb 21, 2014

If you missed wcfsymphony’s deeply moving commemoration of the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the pogrom that marked the beginning of the Final Solution, join us for a rebroadcast Monday night. On the broadcast, music director Jason Weinberger (who conceived of and organized the event) tells Jacqueline Halbloom about his grandparents, all four of whom survived Nazi camps. A number of musicians and speakers from around our community participated in the performances, including double-bassist Hunter Capoccioni, the Cedar Valley Chamber Musicians, the Metropolitan Chorale, the Wartburg Choir, the Cedar Valley Youth Honor Chorus, Brian Pfaltzgraff, and Lee Nelson. Cosponsored by the UNI Center for Multicultural EducationUNI Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education, and Iowa Arts Council, this arts event was one of the most powerful I've ever experienced. Join us Monday night to hear why it was so memorable.

Children at the Terezin death camp
Credit Orchestra Iowa

Yehuda Yannay – Tangoul Mortii performed by Hunter Capoccioni, bass
Prokofiev – Overture on Hebrew Themes with CVCM
Shostakovich – Chamber Symphony
Stephen Paulus - To Be Certain of the Dawn with Metropolitan Chorale, Wartburg Choir, Cedar Valley Youth Honor Chorus, Brian Pfaltzgraff and Lee Nelson