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The Shoah Songbook Part Two: Kovno/Vilna

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The Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company Presents The Shoah Songbook Part Two: Kovno/Vilna by Likht Ensemble

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The Shoah Songbook Part Two: Kovno & Vilna

January 27, 2022, 7:30pm EST

The Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company presents The Shoah Songbook Part Two: Kovno/Vilna. This time, Likht Ensemble transports listeners to the ghettos of Lithuania in. The recital will be released on January 27, International Holocaust Remembrance Day, with the series aiming to shine a light on great Jewish composers silenced before their time.

The recital runs the gamut from the haunting pre-war nursery rhyme “Oyfn Pripetchik,” to the adventurous harmony and pungent imagery of Edwin Geist’s Three Lithuanian Songs, to the captivating tango melodies of “Ein Traum” and “Friling.” With recurring motifs of springtime, dreams, suffering, and lost love, beautiful melodies are a vehicle for biting irony and devastating truth. This musical journey is a revealing snapshot of the inner creative life of Jews detained in these Lithuanian camps: their hopes, tragedies, and above all their defiant engagement with life itself.

"The urge to play and create in Terezín was the urge to live." - Composer Viktor Ullman

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