International Holocaust Remembrance Day

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  • Start date:
    January 27, 2018, 3:00 pm
  • End date:
    January 27, 2018, 4:00 pm
 
 
 

Polyphony: Voices of New Mexico
Elizabeth Purvis, ‘cello
Maxine Thévenot, pianist and conductor
Donald McCullough: The Holocaust Cantata
Ernest Bloch: Prayer

Based on research of original music sung by incarcerated inmates in Holocaust concentration camps, the 45-minute Holocaust Cantata is an emotional, musical journey through one of the bleakest episodes in human history. Working from translations of original Polish materials found in the archives of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. and starting with just a single line of melody, McCullough has fashioned a haunting choral tribute to the 6 million Jews who were systematically persecuted and murdered as well as to the millions of other individuals the Nazi Party classified as “undesirables.” What emerges from the insanity of one of history’s worst examples of man’s inhumanity to man is a sense of music’s life-affirming powers.

Tickets available at polyphonynm.com

$25 Premium Seating
$20 General Seating

A small number of tickets are available FREE to full-time students with ID