Holocaust Remembrance Concert

Holocaust Remembrance Week

Presented from the Fred Kavli Theatre of the Bank of America Performing Arts Center.

New West Symphony joins international community on January 27 through January 31 to commemorate and honor six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust and millions of other victims of Nazism voices featuring touching historical context and music of the early 20th century and today exploring Jewish themes.


Members of the New West Symphony
Michael Christie, Artistic and Music Director
Jerusalem String Quartet
Sasha Cooke, mezzo soprano
Joshua Ranz, clarinet
Lizzie Weiss, Cantor

Schulhoff | Five pieces for String Quartet
Brahms | String Quartet No. 3 in Bb-Major, Op. 67
Jake Heggie/ Gene Scheer| Intonations, Motele, Feivel
Osvaldo Golijov | K’vakarat
Prokofiev | Overture on Hebrew Themes
Korngold | Much Ado About Nothing Suite
Music for Klezmer Clarinet and Strings arranged by Joshua Ranz
Chopin | Nocturne in C-sharp minor op. Posth.
Franz Grothe| “The Most Beautiful Time of Life” a Foxtrot
Mordecai Gebirtig| Songs


A Concert Passport, including the concert plus complementary content to enrich your experience, is $25 per household.

An All Access Season Passport to our season of 8 cultural festivals is $160 (a 20% savings).

Along with the symphony concert,  Season and Festival Passport holders enjoy access to companion cultural festival programs for further immersion into the music, the artistry, and the culture that inspired our concert.

Holocaust Remembrance
New West Symphony Concert Sunday January 31st, 2021 at 3:00 PM pst

All dates/times are initial stream broadcasts. All programs are available on-demand shortly thereafter.

Culture Insights and Entr’Acte
Wednesday January 27th, 2021 at 7:00 PM pst

Meet the Artists
Saturday January 30th, 2021 at 7:00 PM pst

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Mezzo Forte Festival Sponsor
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Fern & Dr. Arnold Heyman

“Passion, precision, warmth, a gold blend: these are the trademarks of this excellent Israeli string quartet.”

 Such was the New York Times’ impression of the Jerusalem Quartet. Since the ensemble’s founding in 1993 and subsequent 1996 debut, the four Israeli musicians have embarked on a journey of growth and maturation. This journey has resulted in a wide repertoire and stunning depth of expression, which carries on the string quartet tradition in a unique manner.

— New York Times

Two-time Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke has been called a “luminous standout” ( New York Times ) and “equal parts poise, radiance and elegant directness” ( Opera News ). She is sought after by the world’s leading orchestras, opera companies, and chamber music ensembles for her versatile repertoire.

A devoted interpreter of new music, she has premiered works by composers Mark Adamo, Mason Bates, William Bolcom, Jake Heggie, Pierre Jalbert, Laura Kaminsky, Lowell Liebermann, Nico Muhly, John Musto, Marc Neikrug, Kevin Puts, Augusta Read Thomas and Joby Talbot. Ms. Cooke has sung at the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, English National Opera, Seattle Opera, Opéra National de Bordeaux, and Gran Teatre del Liceu, among others, and with over 70 symphony orchestras worldwide frequently in the works of Mahler under leading conductors including Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Gustavo Dudamel, Bernard Haitink, James Levine, Edo de Waart, Trevor Pinnock, Harry Bicket, Michael Tilson Thomas, Riccardo Muti and Sir Mark Elder.

What do you love about being a cantor?

I love that every day is different. I love that I don’t feel like I am going to work each day. I love that I have and will be able to continue to develop the career path I want. I love that with each new milestone in a congregant’s life comes learning opportunities for me and life changing experiences for them.  I love that for at least two services a week I can step out of my “programming” brain and pray. Lastly, I just love that I can be a part of this unique career, unlike anything I could have ever imagined.

Lizzie Weiss


Join us for Holocaust Remembrance or enjoy all 8 cultural festivals this season! Prices are per-household and include online premieres and on-demand for ‘anytime viewing‘ through September 30, 2021.