- The 75th Season of Concerts 2016–2017
- Sound Impact
April 19 at 12:10
West Building, East Garden Court
Sound Impact presents a program centered around two new works honoring Holocaust survivors David Arben and Mirko Tuma by award-winning composer Polina Nazaykinskaya. Theresienstadt is a song cycle based on the poetry of Tuma, who was born in Prague in 1921. During World War II he spent three and a half years in the Czech concentration camp Theresienstadt, where he wrote numerous poems. The other featured piece, Haim, is inspired by Arben, who survived six concentration camps because of his gift with the violin. He later immigrated to the United States and became associate concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra.
“Washingtonians on Wednesdays”
Sponsored by the Billy Rose Foundation