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Don't miss this year's Kristallnacht Commemoration Concert

Wednesday November 9, St James Theatre, 6:30 doors open, 7pm concert

You are invited to the Kristallnacht commemoration concert themed “Raising Awareness of Refugees in NZ”

An evening of rarely heard music performed by members of the NZ School of Music and the NZ Symphony Orchestra, who have put together an excellent selection of music written in ghettos, concentration camps, and post war. The programme includes the world premier of Richard Fuchs’ Song for Simeon and the NZ premier of Lori Laitman’s Vedem Songs. This concert is about human experience told in music.

Standard $30
Friends & volunteers $25 
Students $20
Complimentary drink served upon arrival

Tickets available on Ticketek, and can also be purchased at the Michael Fowler Centre Box office.

This event is open to the public and all are welcome. This commemoration is a fundraiser for the Holocaust Centre of New Zealand. We hope you are able to join us and bring friends to this commemoration. 

For any questions, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 04 801 9480.

Programme for the evening:
Programme hosts – Donald Maurice and Inbal Megiddo

Herbert Zipper – Dachaulied

Cantoris with Thomas Nikora

Mieczyslaw Weinberg - First movement from Cello Sonata

Lucy Gjisbers and Thomas Nikora

Lori Laitman - Four Vedem Songs for mezzo, clarinet and piano

Margaret Medlyn, Debbie Rawson and Jian Liu

Boris Pigovat - Strings of Love for viola d'amore, guitar and cello

Archi d'Amore Zelanda: Donald Maurice, Jane Curry and Inbal Megiddo

Viktor Ullman - Finale from the Emperor of Atlantis

Shayna Tweed, Margaret Medlyn, Declan Cudd, Roger Wilson and Jian Liu


Laurence Sherr - Cello Sonata

Inbal Megiddo and Jian Liu

Richard Fuchs - Song for Simeon

James Clayton and Jian Liu

Gideon Klein - String Trio

Yury Gezentsvey, Peter Barber and David Chickering

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