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Testimony of Witnesses World Premiere

"Ruth Lomon weaves poetry by Holocaust victims and survivors into a seamless narrative and sets it to music of clarity and pained urgency." --Allan Kozinn, The New York Times [Full text]

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Join us for the world premiere of Testimony of Witnesses, an oratorio based on the poetry of Holocaust victims and survivors by Boston Secession’s composer-in-residence Ruth Lomon. In this extraordinary testament, scored for chorus, orchestra, and soloists, Lomon’s hauntingly beautiful settings illuminate the personal experience of eighteen writers. The texts – in Hebrew, French, German, Italian, Polish, English and Yiddish – reflect both the deeply personal impact of the Holocaust for these artists, as well as the sweeping international repercussions of one of the defining events of the last century.

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More about Testimony of Witnesses

The composer has dedicated Testimony of Witnesses to Shulamit Reinharz.

Testimony of Witnesses is made possible by

The Aaron Copland Fund for Music
Hadassah-Brandeis Institute Research Award, Brandeis University
Alfred Nash Patterson Grant from Choral Arts New England
Tavris Project Fund, Women's Studies Research Center, Brandeis University

Boston Secession is proud to be sponsored in part by the
Massachusetts Cultural Council
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