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Harmony From Discord

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In the Symphony’s next installment of our Harmony from Discord series, we shine a light on powerful music that originated from and flourished in spite of the Holocaust.

We are joined by cellist Clive Greensmith, formerly of the Tokyo String Quartet, who will present the U.S. premiere of composer and cellist Pál Hermann’s Cello Concerto as realized by Fabio Conti. We follow with Mahler’s iconic Totenfeier (Funeral Rites), and the concert finishes with Viktor Ullmann’s Variations and Fugue on a Hebrew Theme, which Ullmann composed from inside the Theresienstadt (Terezín) Concentration Camp. Ullmann wrote of his time in Terezín: “Our endeavor with respect to arts was commensurate with our will to live.”

This concert is sure to be a testament to the incredible fortitude of the human spirit!

A pre-concert lecture about the repertoire by Dr. Ryan Dudenbostel starts at 2:15. Admission is free, but these are very popular and seating is limited. More concert information can be found at www.whatcomsymphony.com.

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