Music of Remembrance Announces Online Slate for Summer 2020

By David Salazar

Music of Remembrance has announced its schedule for its latest series of online programs.

All performances and programs can be viewed at the company’s official website.

The company will kick off with “Hear Our Story Now,” a documentary by John Sharify that showcases the first two decades of the organization’s development.

Streaming Dates: June 29-July 5, 2020

 Music of Remembrance will present its 2014 production of “Brundibar,” a children’s opera. Ela Stein Weissberg, who was an 11-year old prisoner who sang in 55 performances of the work at Terezin, will be a special guest on the stream.

Streaming Dates: July 6-12, 2020

Betty Olivero’s “The Golem” will follow. The work is a suite of six songs and dances from the 1920 silent film “The Golem: How He Came Into the World.”

Streaming Dates: July 13-19, 2020

Tom Cipullo and David Mason’s “After Life” is next up on the slate. The one-act opera presents the ghosts of Picasso and Gertrude Stein as they converse about the role of art in a broken world.

Streaming Dates: July 20-26, 2020 

Paul Schoenfield’s “Sparks of Glory,” which focuses on Holocaust defiance, will feature baritone Robert Orth.

Streaming Dates: July 27-August 2, 2020

Finally, the company will present “Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki,” which features music that emphasizes the dangers and pain of nuclear war.

Streaming Dates: August 3-9, 2020