Sing for Hope, The Museum of Jewish Heritage, National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene & Lang Lang International Music Foundation to Present Historic ConcertBy Francisco Salazar
On Sunday, June 14, the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, Sing for Hope, and Lang Lang International Music Foundation will join forces to present “We Are Here: A Celebration of Resilience, Resistance, and Hope.”
The special live-streamed concert event, which will be presented by a network of more than 125 organizations across the United States and the world, will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II and the 77th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.
The three institutions have enlisted an international network of more than 125 supporting museums and partner institutions, from 34 states and 10 foreign countries, including Australia, Belarus, Canada, France, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, and South Africa, to show the 90-minute afternoon event, which will be live-streamed and available to watch for free at www.wearehere.live.
Among the stars and leaders that will participate are New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo, who will deliver special remarks during the event, Whoopi Goldberg, Renée Fleming, Adrien Brody, Billy Joel, Lang Lang, Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Lauren Ambrose, Lea Salonga, Joyce DiDonato, Mayim Bialik, Julia Bullock, Christian Reif, Steven Skybell, Isabel Leonard, and Lester Lynch.
Others include Jelani Remy, Jackie Hoffman, Elmore James, Daniel Kahn, John Brancy, Peter Dugan, Rebecca Garfein, Sasha Lurje, Dani Marcus, Rachel Zatcoff, J. David Williams, Glenn Seven Allen, Patrick Farrell, Jennifer Zetlan, Blythe Gaissert, Gerald Steichen, Thomas Bagwell, Zalmen Mlotek, and Monica Yunus and Camille Zamora.
The event will feature the world premiere of a new work by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Corigliano based on a text by Kitty O’Meara, to be performed by Fleming and will conclude with a montage of voices proclaiming “We are here,” including many of the actors, musicians, civic leaders, and Holocaust survivors.