Symphonies of Iowa Presents wcfsymphony's Kristallnacht, Night of Broken Glass Concert

Feb 18, 2014

Iowa Public Radio’s Symphonies of Iowa presents a collaborative performance spearheaded by the wcfsymphony and the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center on Sunday, February 23, 2014 at noon and Monday, February 24, 2014 at 7 p.m. Jason Weinberger, wcfsymphony’s artistic director and CEO, shares the stories about his two sets of grandparents and their survivals in Nazi camps during the Holocaust and his deep interest in music connected to those unspeakable times. This interest led him in preparing the concert Kristallnacht, Night of Broken Glass for audiences in Iowa.  The inspiring concert includes collaborations with performers Hunter Capoccioni, Cedar Valley Chamber Musicians, the Metropolitan Chorale, the Wartburg Choir, the Cedar Valley Youth Honor Chorus, Brian Pfaltzgraff, and Lee Nelson. The Kristallnacht, Night of Broken Glass program commemorated the 75th anniversary of that violent and fateful November night in 1938.

Jason Weinberger in rehearsal with wcfsymphony.
Credit wcfsymphony


Jason Weinberger, wcfsymphony artistic director and CEO
Hunter Capoccioni, string bass and Cedar Valley Chamber Music executive director
Dr. Brian Pfaltzgraff, baritone soloist and cantor
Dr. Lee Nelson, Wartburg Choir director and Metropolitan Chorale director
Terry Brandt, Cedar Valley Youth Honor Chorus director
Charissa Lambert, Cedar Valley Youth Honor Chorus director
Cedar Valley Chamber Music
Metropolitan Chorale
Wartburg Choir
Cedar Valley Youth Honor Chorus

YEHUDA YANNAY                Tangoul Morti
PROKOFIEV                           Overture on Hebrew Themes
SHOSTAKOVICH                   Chamber Symphony
STEPHEN PAULUS                To Be Certain of the Dawn

(Concert recorded Sunday, November 10, 2013)