Music of Remembrance presents Ceija
, a Holocaust Remembrance concert featuring the world premieres of two new MOR commissions that focus on the fate of Europe's Roma. American composer Mary Kouyoumdjian
’s to open myself, to scream
shares the story of Romani artist Ceija Stojka, who survived three concentration camps to become a noted painter and writer. This work combines live chamber music with electronic recording, and incorporates compelling imagery by the Syrian-Armenian artist Kevork Mourad
. New dances by Olivier Wevers
of Whim W’Him Seattle Contemporary Dance animate the music of Osvaldo Golijov’s Lullaby and Doina
, depicting the doomed young love of a Jewish woman and a Roma man. The program also includes songs by Erich Korngold with mezzo-soprano Catherine Cook
, and works by Karl Weigl, Hans Gál and Mieczyslaw Weinberg performed by MOR’s instrumental ensemble drawn from the ranks of the Seattle Symphony.