MOR performs at Powell-Heller Conference: "Women and the Holocaust"

MOR performs at Powell-Heller Conference: "Women and the Holocaust"

Oct 17, 2016 - 12:00 pm

Music of Remembrance Concert
in conjunction with the Powell-Heller Conference:
“Women and the Holocaust”

Free and Open to the Public!

October 17, 2016
7:00 p.m.
Eastvold Auditorium, Karen Hille Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Pacific Lutheran University
12180 Park Ave S, Tacoma, WA 98444

8:15 p.m. – Dessert Reception (Ness Chapel Lobby)

A dessert reception will be held following the musical performances.

The musical program complements the conference theme with a program of works that open a window into the emotional lives of women trapped in the web of Holocaust tragedy. The featured work, "Another Sunrise" (2012), by contemporary American composer Jake Heggie and librettist Gene Scheer, paints a powerful portrait of survival through the true story of one woman, Krystyna Zywulska. A resistance fighter, Auschwitz survivor, poet and lyricist, Zywulska wrote daring poems in Auschwitz that became anthems of defiance among her fellow prisoners. Soprano Sarah Davis portrays Zywulska in this one-woman musical drama directed by Erich Parce.

Free and Open to the Public. Please register online to help with our planning:
Note: If you will only be attending the Music of Remembrance concert, select "October 17" in the conference date options (and skip the lunch options section).