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Chimes of Freedom: Holocaust

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 7:30PM

Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center
10910 SW 17th St. Miami, FL 33199

$10 at the door | $8 online | $5 student

Inspired by the music and lyrics of Bob Dylan’s iconic song “Chimes of Freedom”, the FIUWE embarks of a musical journey honoring the plight of diverse people from adversity towards freedom. The final concert of this concert series will feature music honoring victims of the Holocaust. This moving concert will culminate in a moving performance of David Maslanka’s “Remember Me” for wind ensemble and cello solo, with guest cello soloist Artist- in- Residence Jason Calloway.

 

FIU Strings Orchestra with violinist Robert Davidovici

String Ensemble

String Ensemble

Artist-in-Residence Robert Davidovici, violinist, leads the FIU Strings Orchestra in a program of Romantic works from the 19th and 20th century.

$10 non-JMOF Members | $5 JMOF Members | FIU Students FREE with valid I.D.

The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU
301 Washington Ave. Miami, FL Miami Beach, FL 33139

JOURNEY THROUGH SOUND: Exploring Jewish Life Through Music: Music of the Shoah

Shoah

Shoah

The Amernet performs a program of the vast body of works for quartet composed by composers from across Europe who perished in the Holocaust. Among these is music by David Grunfeld, a leading singer of the Yiddish theater; Pavel Haas, one of the guiding musical voices of the so-called Nazi model camp at Terezin; Erwin Schulhoff, a diverse musical polyglot of the first half of the 20th-century and student of Debussy; Leo Smit, a vibrant Dutch composer who was working on his sadly unfinished string quartet before being deported to Sobibor; and Viktor Ullmann, composer of the satirical opera The Emperor of Atlantis.

This program is in conjunction with the current JMOF-FIU exhibition, Mark Podwal: All This Has Come Upon Us…, (On view through March 13, 2016) featuring the work of artist, author and illustrator Mark Podwal, who is best known for his drawings on The New York Times OP-ED page. The exhibition features Podwal’s depictions of historical threats of antisemitism, combined with verses from the Book of Psalms. Each image in this series explores a tragedy or injustice in Jewish history, from slavery in Egypt through the Holocaust, and is paired with a verse from Psalms. According to Podwal, “the paintings and drawings in this series are a disturbing reminder of how Europe’s extensive history of ‘Jew-hatred’ laid the groundwork for Terezin and Auschwitz.”

$10 JMOF Members | $18 non-JMOF Members | FREE for FIU Students (with valid I.D.)

Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU
301 Washington Ave. Miami Beach, FL 33139

JOURNEY THROUGH SOUND: Exploring Jewish Life Through Music: Weinberg, Forgotten Genius

Jewish

Jewish

Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU

301 Washington Ave. Miami Beach, FL 33139

Free Admission. Registration through JMOF Website required.

The series continues with a concert devoted to the chamber music of Miecyslaw Weinberg, in collaboration with Florida Grand Opera, as a prelude to their upcoming production, the first in Florida, of the composer’s opera The Passenger. The program will include a string quartet; works for voice and strings, both original and adapted by Jason Calloway from operatic excerpts to feature FIU alumni performing as cast members of FGO; and the composer’s most important work of chamber music, the piano quintet, with Heather Coltman, Dean of the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters at Florida Atlantic University, a frequent Amernet colleague, and a devotee of Weinberg’s music.

This program is in conjunction with the current JMOF-FIU exhibition, Mark Podwal: All This Has Come Upon Us…, (On view through March 13, 2016) featuring the work of artist, author and illustrator Mark Podwal, who is best known for his drawings on The New York Times OP-ED page. The exhibition features Podwal’s depictions of historical threats of antisemitism, combined with verses from the Book of Psalms. Each image in this series explores a tragedy or injustice in Jewish history, from slavery in Egypt through the Holocaust, and is paired with a verse from Psalms. According to Podwal, “the paintings and drawings in this series are a disturbing reminder of how Europe’s extensive history of ‘Jew-hatred’ laid the groundwork for Terezin and Auschwitz.”