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MEDIA CONTACT:  Polly Burks
561-297-2595, pburks@fau.edu


FAU Presents a Weekend of Concerts with Programs About the Holocaust


            BOCA RATON, FL (October 18, 2010) – Florida Atlantic University’s department of music will present four concerts with programs to help remember the Holocaust. The concerts will take place between Thursday, November 4 and Sunday, November 7 in the University Theatre on FAU’s Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road. All concerts are free with suggested donation of $10, unless otherwise noted.

            On Thursday, November 4 at 7:30 p.m., Klezmer East will perform klezmer music of Eastern Europe from before and during the Holocaust. Klezmer East is made up of Bob Weiner, keyboards; Seth Merlin, trumpet; Sunshine Raddock, vocals; Paul Green, clarinet; Dave Levitan, trombone; and Roy Fantel, drums.

            Then on Friday, November 5 at 8 p.m., Sandra McClain, soprano; Carolyn Bryan, saxophone; and Heather Coltman, piano will present the international premiere of Voices from the Holocaust, a song cycle by Stuart Glazer.
            On Saturday, November 6 at 8 p.m., FAU Choral Ensembles and the FAU Symphony Orchestra will present Kaddish,
a song cycle for a chorus, soloists and a chamber ensemble that tells the story of the Holocaust. By singing the actual words of Holocaust Survivors, the performers bring the tragic history of the Holocaust to life. Kaddish, which was written by Lawrence Siegel, was first performed in 2008. Tickets for this concert are $20 and can be purchased by calling 1-800-564-9539 or visiting www.fauevents.com.

Finally, on Sunday, November 7 at 3 p.m., the FAU Chamber Soloists present Music from Eternal Flames of Memory. The program includes piano trios by Copland, Shostakovich, Janice Hamer and Mendelssohn. Performers include Judith Burganger, Leonid Treer and Heather Coltman, piano; Mei Mei Luo, violin and Claudio Jaffe, cello.

For more information about any of the concerts, call 561-297-3820.  

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