TMF's TOP 10 MOST MEANINGFUL MOMENTS OF 2013
With a heartfelt THANK YOU to our supporters, artists, composers, and staff for a truly memorable year honoring the Terezin legacy. We look forward to a 2014 filled with wonderful music and remarkable programs. Best wishes for 2014!
1. Terezin survivor George Horner & Yo-Yo Ma performing cabaret songs composed in Terezín by Karel Svenk at our 2013 Gala Concert at Boston’s Symphony Hall —PLUS international media coverage of this historic event, allowing millions to learn about Terezín and Dr. Horner’s story and to hear Yo-Yo Ma’s assertion that “Dr. Horner represents a slice of history we never want to see repeated.” (Watch NBC's spot here.)
2. The American Premieres of TMF Commissions by Vit Zouhar and Pablo Ortiz at Boston’s Symphony Hall on October 22, 2013, featuring harpsichordist Mark Kroll—and rave reviews in Boston Classical Review.
3. Pianist Garrick Ohlsson’s premiere of Lubica Cekovska’s TMF Commission “Four Movements for Piano” to a sold-out crowd and a standing ovation in the Rudolfinum at the 2013 Prague Spring Festival.
4. Garrick Ohlsson’s Master Classes at Prague’s HAMU Music Academy in Prague, made possible by TMF's Emerson-Ondricek Fund.
5. The Hawthorne String Quartet and Thomas Martin performing the Andre Previn Clarinet Quintet—a TMF Commission—in a Boston Symphony Orchestra Community Chamber Concert program at the JFK Museum & Library.
6. Governor Deval Patrick receiving the 2013 Terezín Legacy Award designed by internally renowned glass artist Steven J. Weinberg.
7. Our annual Yom HaShoah Candle-lighting with survivors and their families, with Dr. Anna Ornstein reading from her memoir of survival in Auschwitz, and a Concert featuring the children’s choirs of Temple Israel of Boston and Temple Sinai of Brookline.
8. “Musical Healing After the Holocaust,” presented with the Choral Department of Reading Memorial High School: we showed the documentary film “Creating Harmony: The Displaced Person’s Orchestra at St. Otillien,” and held by a panel discussion (with survivors and TMF educators Anna Ornstein and Edgar Krasa) and performance of music from Terezín.
9. Survivors Anna and Paul Ornstein, TMF Educators, telling their stories to Boston College students as part of Mark Ludwig’s spring-semester course “Music in the Holocaust and the Third Reich.”
10. The premiere TV screening on a local PBS station of “Remembered Voices,” a documentary about the Holocaust education program produced in 2012 by TMF with the Institute for Holocaust Education and the Omaha Symphony Orchestra with Thomas Wilkins.
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Photos in slide show of 2013 Gala artists, Garrick Ohlsson, Nico Muhly & Simone Dinnerstein, Andre Previn and Thomas Martin © Michael J. Lutch. lutchphoto.com. We thank Mr. Lutch for his generous and remarkable artistry.