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CANCELLED – A Valentine Concert

Concert Cancelled February 11
Because of damage to the church from a burst pipe, the Valentine Concert has been cancelled.
Mistral presents: Silenced Voices: Love & Remembrance

Julie Scolnik, artistic director

This classical chamber music concert will feature a celebration of music from composers whose voices were silenced during the Holocaust. This special concert, for strings, piano, mezzo soprano, and flute, features a pastiche of works by Franz Schreker, Kurt Weill, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Erwin Schulhoff, Felix Mendelssohn, Dmitri Shostakovich, and Alexander Zemlinsky, all of whom faced unique challenges and tragedies during this dark period in history.

Several of these composers were forced to flee their homelands and leave their legacies behind to escape prosecution and discrimination under the Nazi regime. Others were arrested and perished in concentration camps. And still others were stripped of their art when their music was banned and removed from the repertoire of German orchestras by the Third Reich and Nazi-occupied Europe.

Despite the obstacles they faced, these composers left enduring works that continue to move and inspire audiences around the world. This collection of pieces speaks for itself and doesn’t need to be put in a memorializing context to appreciate it, but the works may engender deep thought in sound, aesthetics, and history.

Among the featured performers will be violinists Julianne Lee & Kina Park, pianist Sophie Scolnik-Brower, violist Stephanie Fong, and flutist Julie Scolnik and two guest artists from New York City, cellist Raman Ramakrishnan, and mezzo soprano Kara Dugan, who sang Mahler’s Ruckert Lieder with Mistral during its 2019-20 season.

Order $35 tickets securely online at www.mistralmusic.org or contact Sheila at 978-474-6222 or email sales@mistralmusic.org. (Members of First-Calvary Baptist Church should consult the February issue of the Open Door)


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