Testimonies for Tomorrow: MOR Commissions

In our nineteenth 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 25 new works from American composers Tom Cipullo, Jake Heggie, Lori Laitman, Thomas Pasatieri, Paul Schoenfield, Gerard Schwarz, Alicia Svigals and David Stock, Israeli composers Aharon Harlap and Betty Olivero, and new dances from American choreographers Donald Byrd, Pat Hon and Olivier Wevers. In the 2016-17 season, MOR presents a second new dance commission by choreographer Olivier Wevers (Whim W'Him Seattle Contemporary Dance) and a new work about the experience of Europe's Roma during the Holocaust by Armenian-American composer Mary Kouoymdjian.

        Olivier Wevers, choreographer         Mary Kouyoumdjian, composer