Holocaust Remembrance Concert
Holocaust Remembrance Week
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.
Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 3:00 PM pst
Michael Christie, Artistic and Music Director
Jerusalem String Quartet
Alyssa Park, New West Symphony Concertmaster
Philip Triggs, New West Symphony Principal Viola
Joshua Ranz, New West Symphony Principal Clarinet
Daniel Vnukowski, piano
ERVIN SCHULHOFF Five pieces for String Quartet
JOHANNES BRAHMS String Quartet No. 3 in Bb-Major, Op. 67
JOHN WILLIAMS Three pieces from Schindler’s List
WLADYSLAW SZPILMAN Mazurka in F minor
MIECZSLAW WEINBERG Sonata No. 1 for Viola, Adagio Op. 107
BÉLA KOVÁCS Sholem-alekhim, rov Feldman! for Klezmer Clarinet and Piano
The music of the early-mid 20th century was profoundly influenced by some of Classical Music’s greatest masters such as Johannes Brahms and was boldly looking toward international and folk influences even during the century’s darkest points. New West Symphony’s Holocaust Remembrance presentations feature New West Musicians and the internationally acclaimed Jerusalem Quartet performing an array of music illuminating vast stylistic and cultural treasures.
Additional programming may be announced at a later date*
YOUR PASSPORT AWAITS!
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 Concert Passport holders enjoy access to companion cultural festival programs for further immersion into the music, the artistry, and the culture that inspired our concert.
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.
Programs Included with Your Concert Passport:
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 7:00 PM pst
This program features interviews with Celina Biniaz, the youngest of Schindler’s List survivors and the Violins of Hope Los Angeles Chair Susanne Reyto, along with a showing of a “Violins of Hope” documentary.
Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 6:00 PM pst
Informative one-hour performance review with UCLA Senior Lecturer David Ravetch via Zoom. Participation is encouraged.
Meet the Artists
Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 7:00 PM pst
30-minute program featuring exclusive interviews with members of Jerusalem Quartet and pianist Daniel Vnukowski.
“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
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YOUR PASSPORT AWAITS!
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.