Music of Remembrance has started streaming Lori Laitman’s “Wertheim Park” as part of International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
The video showcases the work’s world premiere on Oct. 30, 2022 at Benaroya Hall. It features soprano Alisa Jordheim as the soloist as well as an instrumental ensemble featureing Laura De Luca (clarinet), Mikhail Shmidt (violin), Jonathan Green (double bass), and Mina Miller (piano).
The work was the sixth one by Laitman that was commissioned by Music of Remembrance, and sets a poem by Susan de Sola.
“When Music of Remembrance asked me to compose a piece for their 25th season, I decided to explore the impact of the Holocaust on the next generation. Poet Susan de Sola lost many of her relatives in the Shoah, and ‘Wertheim Park’ is an intimate depiction of the memorial march and its emotional impact on her,” said Laitman in an official press statement.
The stream will remain available online for repeat viewings.
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