Holocaust Memorial Concert at Holy Cross

WORCESTER, Mass. – A Holocaust Memorial Concert will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 8 p.m., in the Brooks Concert Hall at Holy Cross.  The concert, which is part of the Hiatt Commemorative Programs that have been in existence since 1979, is free and open to the public.

This event is held in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of Kristallnächt in Cologne, Germany.  Kristallnächt, or "the Night of Broken Glass," occurred on the nights of Nov. 9 and 10, 1938, and resulted in the mass destruction of Jewish synagogues, homes and businesses, as well as the death and deportation of many German Jews.

The concert will be introduced by Rev. John E. Brooks, S.J., president emeritus, and will include Osvaldo Golijov's The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind.  Golijov, a world-renowned composer, is a member of the Holy Cross music department.  Max Bruch's Kol Nidre and Ernest Bloch's Nigun will also be featured.

The program will be performed by the following:

The Zamir Chorale of Boston, under the direction of Dr. Joshua Jacobson, is the chorus in residence at Hebrew College.  The group has performed in Israel, Great Britain, and throughout the United States, and has also released many recordings of music.

The St. Lawrence Quartet, which has recently been named as the Quartet in residence at Stanford University, has an international reputation.  It has toured extensively throughout North America and is also actively involved in the commissioning and performing of new works.

Carol Lieberman, a member of the Holy Cross music department and co-director of the Holy Cross Chamber Players, is one of the leading exponents of Baroque violin.

Mariana Minkin has studied piano and harpsichord extensively and has performed in Israel, the United States, Germany, Austria, and the Netherlands.

Todd Palmer is an award-winning clarinetist who has appeared extensively both in the United States and abroad.  He has served as the principal clarinetist of the Minnesota Orchestra and the Grand Teton Festival in Wyoming.