Kristallnacht (Night of Broken Glass) was remembered in Aotearoa New Zealand, with our annual concert, in partnership with Te Koki, the New Zealand School of Music – Victoria University of WellingtonPublic Trust Hall, and the Adam Foundation.

The concert was held in the elegant, beautifully renovated Public Trust Hall, with thanks to Maurice & Kaye Clark.
We are very fortunate that we were able to gather together in remembrance, especially when around the world this is not possible for many, safely, at this time.

The programme featured classical and jazz music, with film scores by leading Jewish European composers who escaped the Holocaust, performed by acclaimed New Zealand musicians.  From resilience to reinvention in Hollywood, these composers wrote music for some of the greatest blockbusters and influenced film music forever.

We thank the internationally renowned and awardwinning musicians for giving of their time, talents and passion to bring stunning music to life, in memory of a time of darkness, the audience present, and you now, for taking the time to remember and honour the victims and survivors of the Holocaust.

Featured composers:
Erich Wolfgang KorngoldMario Castelnuovo-TedescoFranz Waxman,  Mieczys?aw WeinbergErnst Toch, and Miklós Rózsa

Performers:
Inbal MegiddoJian LiuJenny WollermanMartin RiseleyNew Zealand String Quartet (Helene Pohl, Monique Lapins, Gillian Ansell and Rolf Gjelsten), Yury GezentsveyDavid BarnardDave WilsonCallum AllardicePhoebe Johnson and Hikurangi Schaverien-Kaa

Kristelnacht - Kristallnacht Remembered 1938-2020 - New Zealand Concert

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