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Kristallnacht Concert - November 2018
Music, remembrance and hope
With the theme of “music, remembrance and hope”, the Holocaust Centre of New Zealand’s 2018 Kristallnacht concert met all three qualities to the highest degree.
For this 80th anniversary of the horrifying events of 9-10 November 1938, the programme’s eight items covered a range of music by Jewish composers – two of whom perished in the Shoah (Holocaust) – and ranged from Gustav Mahler’s teenage piano quartet to the final piece, “Violins of hope,” by Israeli Ohad Ben-Ari which was first performed in Berlin on International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2015.