Music of Remembrance Receives Major Art Works Grant

By David Salazar

Music of Remembrance has announced that it has received a $20,000 Art Grant to support its “Art from Ashes” project. 

The project, which aims to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, will feature a number of concert performances throughout 2020. Many of the works that will be featured on the program include those that were banned by the Third Reich as well as music that was created in the ghettos and concentration camps during this time period. There will also be music by activist composers and works that sample the cultural tradition of the many groups that were targeted and attacked by the Nazis. Finally, the concert will showcase the work of many contemporary composers reflecting on the lessons one can learn from the Holocaust and its impact. 

The performances of “Art from Ashes” will take place in Seattle’s Benaroya Hall and San Francisco Conservatory of Music. 

“The arts are at the heart of our communities, connecting people through shared experiences and artistic expression,” said Arts Endowment chairman Mary Anne Carter in a press release. “The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to support projects like ‘Art From Ashes.’”