Classical 91.5

Holocaust Remembrance

Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day, when many recall the millions of Jews and others who died at the hands of the Nazis. It has a special meaning for Robbie Hausmann, cellist for the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. His German great-grandmother, Toni Marcus, was one of the 1.1 million people killed at the Auschwitz concentration camp. And when the BPO toured Poland last month, he visited the camp -- to honor her with music. He spoke about it with WBFO's Nick Lippa.


Debra Yasinow

On Sunday, April 23 at 1 p.m. Classical 91.5 will host a special free screening of Violins of Hope: Strings of the Holocaust at the Little Theatre (240 East Avenue, Rochester). The screening also includes the award-winning short film, Joe's Violin.

New York Observer

The Western Wind, the internationally acclaimed vocal sextet presents an exploration of the Holocaust through music and memories. 

The narration incorporates survivor memories with music that depicts Jewish life in pre-war Europe, and songs that intimately depict the events and horrors of the Holocaust.

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Kaddish draws upon the unique stories of Holocaust survivors as told to APM’s Mindy Ratner.  The narrative of courage, resilience, and serendipity is scored with works by composers whose lives were touched by the Holocaust, including composers Gideon Klein, Luka Foss, Paul Ben-Haim and Ilse Weber.

The music is especially poignant, and enhances the very special nature of the program.

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