Maestro Arkady Leytush will conduct the BROOKLYN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA and will share the podium with special guest conductor Volodymyr Sirenko, Music Director and Principal Conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine. Maurice Edwards will join us again as Master of Ceremonies.
This moving program will consist of Lukas Foss’ Elegy for Anne Frank, Dmitri Shostakovich’s Chamber Symphony, Op. 102 and his Song Cycle from Jewish Folk Poetry featuring soloists Inna Dukach (soprano), Maro Partamian (mezzo) and Alex Richardson (tenor), the U.S. Premiere of Hampson Sisler’s Tsunami, David Amram’s Song without Words, and Saint-Saens’s Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso featuring Sergey Ostrovsky (violin).
We are delighted and honored to bestow upon:
Sir Jack Polak our Lifetime Achievement Award
for his tireless and invaluable contributions towards reconciling human differences and divisions. A Holocaust survivor, he was knighted by the Queen of the Netherlands.
Dr. Ann Kirschner our Distinguished Leadership Award
for her extraordinary rich, mix of accomplishments in the academic and business worlds. She is a second generation Holocaust survivor.
As a child survivor, I feel that the Holocaust was the darkest event of the last century. That is why we must all rally to make sure that the Holocaust will never be forgotten.
Due to renovation at the Cathedral the reserve seating area will be reduced this year. To ensure reserved seating please send your contribution as soon as possible. Your financial support is needed so that we may present these Concert/Events that memorialize the victims of the Holocaust. Please make out your checks and mail them now and be very generous. We are a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and your contribution is tax deductible. All contributions will be listed in the program and privileged seating is assured, along with a personal invitation to our post-Concert reception, where you can meet the conductors, composers, soloists, and distinguished guests. Your help is needed. Please respond generously.
As always, the Concert is free – all the more reason why advance contributions are needed. Bring your friends, family and children. We look forward to greeting you at the Concert.
With many thanks,
Chairman and Executive Producer