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EVENT: Tales from Terezin: A Musical Journey

Sun, Mar 11, 2007 at 4:00 PM

Gideon Klein, composer

Listen to Terezin compositions

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Congregation Sha’ar Zahav
290 Dolores Street, (at 16th Street), San Francisco

For tickets and information this concert only: 415.861.6932 × 310
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In memory of Sylvie Braitman 1956-2006

A well-known Bay Area singer who used her powerful voice and enormous talent to confront the enormous loss of the Holocaust.

Terezín, the “model concentration camp” established by the Nazis outside Prague during World War II, became for a short time the meeting place for many of Europe’s finest musicians. Surrounded by extraordinary musical talent in the midst of misery, Jewish composers there not only wrote chamber music, but conducted and performed large choral works and even symphonies.

Violinist Randall Weiss first became interested in the music performed at Terezín when he was asked to play a string trio by Czech composer Gideon Klein. In search of information about Klein, Weiss called on his former teacher Paul Kling, who had been Klein’s chamber music partner in the concentration camp. Weiss will be joined by cellist Victoria Ehrlich, violist Natalia Vershilova and violinist Leslie Ludena in performing string chamber music by Gideon Klein, as well as Hans Krása, Zikmund Schul and Viktor Ullmann.

Co-sponsored by Congregation Sha’ar Zahav

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