San Francisco Concert: Voices of Witness

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 7:30pm


Order Concert Tickets:


Note: seating is assigned. Best-available seats will be assigned in the section that you choose from the dropdown menu above, on a first-come, first-serve basis. For special seating requests or if you have any questions, please call 206-365-7770 or send an email Click here to view the seating map.


Order Post-Concert Reception Tickets:


A portion of each ticket represents a tax-deductible donation to MOR.


About the Concert:

For the fourth consecutive year, MOR brings its music and its mission to the Bay Area.  In this varied program at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, you’ll marvel at the youthful dynamism of Five Pieces for String Quartet by Erwin Schulhoff, an audacious talent whose life ended in a Nazi concentration camp.  You’ll discover the Rhapsody on Moldavian Themes by Miecyslaw Weinberg, a fascinating composer who holds the unfortunate distinction of persecution at both Nazi and Soviet hands. And beloved cantor Roslyn Barak will stir you with her soulful interpretations of songs written and first sung by prisoners in Terezín.
Reflecting on the Holocaust’s legacy, we also recall the stories of others who have been victims of exclusion, persecution and war. Our San Francisco concert features all four of the works that MOR commissioned and premiered this season, inspired by Japanese and Japanese American wartime experience:
Ryuichi Sakamoto
Snow Falls (2017)
An arrangement based on “Nagasaki: Memories of My Son”
Ryuichi Sakamoto
NAMÉ (2018)
Keiko Fujiie
Wilderness Mute (2017)
Christophe Chagnard
Gaman (2018)
Featured Artists:
Roslyn Barak, soprano
Ann Moss, soprano
Robert Orth, actor & baritone
Laura DeLuca, clarinet; Mikhail Shmidt, violin; Natasha Bazhanov, violin;
Susan Gulkis Assadi, viola; Walter Gray, cello; Jonathan Green, double bass;
Jessica Choe and Mina Miller, piano


Post-Concert Reception: Meet the composer, mingle with the artists and enjoy wine and hors d'oeuvres as we celebrate the Bay Area premiere of MOR's newest music commission. Reception tickets are $100 (a portion of each ticket represents a tax deductible donation to MOR). Please note that reception tickets do not include admission to the concert. Concert and/or reception tickets may be purchased using the order form above. The reception will take place in the SF Conservatory of Music's Osher Salon immediately following the concert, and will last from approximately 9:30 - 11 p.m.