Testimonies for Tomorrow: MOR Commissions

In our eighteenth season, Music of Remembrance continues to enjoy an international reputation for commissioning and programming contemporary American music based on Holocaust themes. Through significant new Holocaust-inspired works by major living composers, MOR’s commissioning program builds a living bridge between Holocaust musicians and a new generation of artists and audiences.

To date, MOR has commissioned and premiered ninet works from American composers Tom Cipullo, Jake Heggie, Lori Laitman, Thomas Pasatieri, Paul Schoenfield, Gerard Schwarz, Alicia Svigals and David Stock, plus two works by Israeli composers Aharon Harlap and Betty Olivero. MOR has also commissioned and premiered dances from American choreographers Donald Byrd, Pat Hon and Olivier Wevers. In our 2016-17 season, MOR will present the a second new dance commission by Olivier Wevers and a new work about the experience of Europe's Roma people during the Holocaust by Armenian-American composer Mary Kouoymdjian.

 
        Olivier Wevers, choreographer               Mary Kouoymdjian, composer