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Music of Remembrance

This painting by Ceija Stojka is one of several images featured in Mary Kouyoumdjian's multi-media work "to open myself, to scream." Courtesy of Pat and Marcus Meier.


Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall
50 Oak Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
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$45 / $60

Mirror of Memory

Seattle-based Music of Remembrance presents to open myself, to scream, a newly-commissioned multi-media work on the Holocaust experience of Roma artist Ceija Stojka. This electroacoustic work by American composer Mary Kouyoumdjian combines live chamber music with electronic recording and imagery by Syrian artist Kevork Mourad. The varied program also includes works by Lori Laitman, Betty Olivero and a collection of Yiddish songs written in the Vilna Ghetto, featuring SF Opera mezzo-soprano Catherine Cook and instrumentalists from the Seattle Symphony. This one-night-only concert marks MOR’s third appearance in the Bay Area.

About Music of Remembrance

Music of Remembrance (MOR) remembers the Holocaust through music, and honors the resilience of all people excluded or persecuted for their faith, nationality, ethnicity, gender or sexuality. In addition to rediscovering and performing music from the Holocaust, MOR has commissioned and premiered more than 20 new works by some of today’s leading composers, telling stories of tragedy, courage and inspiration.

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