Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival

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

Gretchen Van Hoesen, harp
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

4905 Fifth Ave. |  Pittsburgh, PA 15213


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

*Once reserved, tickets must still be purchased at the door (no pre-sales available).
Tickets will also be available for purchase without advance reservation at the door on a first come, first serve basis.
There are no reserved seats; admission is general seating.

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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.