Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival presents:
“Anne Frank: A Living Voice”
The writings of two brave young women, set to glorious music.
Monday, May 19 7:30pm Levy Hall, Rodef Shalom Congregation
4905 Fifth Ave., Oakland (between Morewood and Devonshire Aves.)
- Joan Szymko: Eli Eli
- Matt Van Brink: Take the Burden Upon You
- Michael Cohen: I Remember
- Linda Tutas Haugen: Anne Frank: A Living Voice
- Nancy Grundahl: Hebrew Rounds of Peace
featuring Pittsburgh School for Choral Arts
Kathryn Barnard, Director
Elizabeth Shammash, mezzo-soprano
Alberto Almarza, flute
Louis Lev and Rachel White, violins
Marylene Gingras-Roy, viola
Aron Zelkowicz, cello
Anne Frank's "The Diary of a Young Girl" has inspired generations of readers with its message of resilience and idealism in the face of despair. Her words are brought dramatically to life in Anne Frank: A Living Voice, a major choral setting by composer Linda Tutas Haugen, and Michael Cohen’s chamber work I Remember. The poetry of Hannah Szenes (Senesh), another gifted writer and heroic young victim of the Holocaust, inspired music by Matt Van Brink, Joan Szymko, and Jonathan Berger (including her famous Eli, Eli).
The Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival, dubbed "one of the highest quality concert series in town" (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review), presents this evening of glorious vocal music in collaboration with Rodef Shalom Congregation and the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh Holocaust Center.
Anne Frank: A Living Voice marks the 11th season production of the Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival, an annual concert series devoted to improving cultural life for Pittsburgh’s Jewish and artistic communities at large.
May 19, 7:30pm
Levy Hall, Rodef Shalom Congregation
Parking: There is a free lot behind the building between Morewood and Devonshire Aves. The entrance to Levy Hall is directly accessed from this lot behind the building.
Below is an excerpt of Haugen's "Anne Frank: A Living Voice", performed by the San Francisco Girls' Choir. The music begins at 1:30.
All seats $20 general admission, $15 seniors, $10 students
Tickets may be reserved in advance by calling the Holocaust Center: (412)421-1500
This concert is supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.