In May, Michael Neumann, conductor of the Sacramento Youth Symphony, will present a concert (at the Mondavi Center) commemorating the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camps in WW II. Segments of the concert will be interwoven with interviews with Neumann, musicians, and survivors from the camps. This episode is supported by Mansour's Oriental Rug Gallery.
Remembering World War II
May 8th 1945 marks one of the most historic days in world history, the Allied victory in World War II Europe. To remember the tragedy of those who lost so much, the Sacramento Youth Symphony presents Music of the Holocaust Era: Survival and Triumph May 8th 2005, 60 years to the day of the war's closing in Europe. The powerful and ultimately uplifting Mother's Day event, celebrates survival through a variety of music introduced by the words of mothers and daughters who experienced the Holocaust firsthand.
From survivors to today's youth musicians, the program will lead the audience through the arc of Holocaust history - from the lively music of prewar 1920's Europe, through the music from the ghettos, to music heard in the concentration camps, songs of liberation, and finally, to contemporary music played in celebration and remembrance.