Concert with Selected Readings
The Schulich Singers; Jean-Sébastien Vallée, conductor, and featured artists.
A concert honouring the memory of the children of Terezín.
ITTAI SHAPIRA The Ethics (2015), for violin, piano, percussion, and chorus; with Israeli-American violinist/composer Ittai Shapira, and German pianist Constanze Beckmann.
MICHAEL SPIROFF Panikhida: Vechnaya Pamyat (Requiem: Memory Eternal) (Premiere)
With readings from the magazine VEDEM, by the boys of the Republic of Škid, and the memoires of the late George Brady, a survivor of Terezín.
Hailed by the NYTimes as "an Israeli dynamo with a flourishing solo career", Ittai Shapira composes music responding to critical issues facing society today, with recent premieres at Carnegie Hall and BBC National Orchestra Wales.
Toronto composer Michael Spiroff, M.Mus candidate studying with Brian Cherney, is Composer-in-Residence at McGill University.
This program is presented in cooperation with the German Embassy and the Consulate General of Germany in Toronto. Reception to follow, at the concert venue. For more information, please visit us on the web or on Facebook at The Ethics: Remembrance and Reconciliation