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Music of Remembrance at Kohl Mansion on Holocaust Remembrance Day

San Francisco Classical Voice
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By Janos Gereben,
January 14, 2019

Concert in Kohl Mansion | Credit: Rick Gydesen

Jan. 27, the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in 1945, is designated by the United Nations as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. In commemoration, Seattle’s Music of Remembrance ensemble will bring a special program to the Bay Area, honoring those whose suffering left a musical legacy never to be forgotten.

On the anniversary date, the program entitled Banned, Exiled, Murdered! is coming to Kohl Mansion in Burlingame. It features the music of composers whose lives and music were targeted by the Nazi regime and honors the courage of those who dared to continue creating music even in concentration camps.

Seattle’s Music of Remembrance ensemble

Besides preserving the legacy of Holocaust victims, Music of Remembrance speaks to all those persecuted for their faith, ethnicity, gender, or sexuality. A free outreach program is offered at 3 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 26, in the San Mateo Public Library.