949 10th Ave
Huntington WV 25701
“Music from Theresienstadt” at B’nai Sholom Congregation, Huntington WV
Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 3 PM
• Concert of music composed by Holocaust victims in Nazi ghetto
• Free and open to the public
Elizabeth Reed Smith, violin, Bernard Di Gregorio, viola, Andrea Di Gregorio, cello, and mezzo-soprano Emily Capece will present “Music from Theresienstadt” at B’nai Sholom Synagogue, 949 10th Avenue on Sunday, February 11 at 3 PM, as part of the 2018 Marshall University Birke Symposium.
Theresienstadt, also called by its Czech name Terezin, was a Nazi ghetto in Czechoslovakia where prominent Jews – including artists, musicians, and writers – were sent from November 1941 to May 1945.
“Music from Theresienstadt” will feature compositions for string trio and duo, along with voice, by composers Gideon Klein, Zigmund Schul, Viktor Ullmann, Hans Krása, and Ilse Weber – all of whom perished before the end of the war. The program will end with a new arrangement by Marshall composition student Christian Lamont Thomas of Ilse Weber’s lullaby “Wiegala.”
Violinist Elizabeth Reed Smith is Professor of Music at Marshall University. Andrea and Bernard Di Gregorio are members of the West Virginia Symphony’s Montclaire Quartet. Emily Capece is Artistic Director of womanSong.
The Birke Fine Arts Symposium is presented by the Marshall University College of Arts and Media and made possible by the generosity of Mrs. Helen Birke and her daughter, Julie, through the Birke Fine Arts Symposium Endowment. This year’s symposium celebrates creation in the face of adversity.
The concert is free and open to the public.