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Kristallnacht Holocaust Commemoration Concert


Wed 9 Nov 2016, 6:30pm–8:45pm

Where: St James Theatre, 77-87 Courtenay Place, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $30.00
  • Student: $20.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Listed by: HolocaustCentreofNZ

An evening of rarely heard music performed by members of the NZ School of Music and the NZ Symphony Orchestra, who have put together an excellent selection of music written in ghettos, concentration camps, and post-war. The programme includes the world premier of Richard Fuchs’ Song for Simeon and the NZ premier of Lori Laitman’s Vedem Songs. This concert is about human experience told in music.

This year's concert is themed: “Raising Awareness of Refugees in NZ”.

Programme for the evening:
- Programme hosts - Donald Maurice and Inbal Megiddo.
- Herbert Zipper - Dachaulied. Cantoris with Thomas Nikora.
- Mieczyslaw Weinberg - First movement from Cello Sonata. Lucy Gjisbers and Thomas Nikora.
- Lori Laitman - Four Vedem Songs for mezzo, clarinet and piano. Margaret Medlyn, Debbie Rawson and Jian Liu
- Boris Pigovat - Strings of Love for viola d'amore, guitar and cello. Archi d'Amore Zelanda: Donald Maurice, Jane Curry and Inbal Megiddo.
- Viktor Ullman - Finale from the Emperor of Atlantis. Shayna Tweed, Margaret Medlyn, Declan Cudd, Roger Wilson and Jian Liu.
- Interval
- Laurence Sherr - Cello Sonata. Inbal Megiddo and Jian Liu.
- Richard Fuchs - Song for Simeon. James Clayton and Jian Liu.
- Gideon Klein - String Trio. Yury Gezentsvey, Peter Barber and David Chickering.

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