Zey…

Performed by Nienke Oostenrijk-soprano and the North-Holland Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by David Porcelijn I composed Zey… , for soprano and chamber orchestra, in 1994 for Nieuw Sinfoniëtta Amsterdam. The three Yiddish poems used in this piece allude to three important moments in recent Jewish history: the flourishing and the subsequent banishment of the Jewish community…

‘We live in testament to your creative humanity.’

During the Holocaust commemoration ceremony in Tucson, a moving responsive reading by Lena Rivkin was held that reminded me of post war discussions on the role of art in relation to the Holocaust. The very theme of the commemoration was art as an essential part of human existence. So many artistic talents were lost… Holocaust…

Performance in Tucson, Arizona of a Leo Smit piece adapted by Jeff Hamburg

From Arizona Public Media: http://www.azpm.org/business/story/2012/4/20/749-international-remembrance-locally-orchestrated/ The Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona’s Coalition for Jewish Education and the Tucson Symphony Orchestra are working together to produce a night of remembrance through music for Yom HaShoah this Sunday. “A Grave in the Air: Yom HaShoah 2012, A Musical Remembrance” is a night dedicated to observing the artistic…