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OUR 2020 CONCERT FILMS
Exciting stand-ins for our in-person events:
"I AM THINKING OF WHEN WE WILL MEET AGAIN"
Our annual gala moves from Symphony Hall to YouTube, premiering November 9 at 7:30 pm. With Garrick Ohlsson, Madeleine Albright, BSO members, and more. Learn more, get a link!
MUSIC FOR COMFORT
With Yo-Yo Ma and more, for Holocaust remembrance, premiered on Yom HaShoah. Watch it.
In October 2020, TMF delivers a series of Zoom classes with survivor Anna Ornstein telling her story and TMF director/scholar Mark Ludwig presenting music and history of Terezín. Learn more about our programs.
OUR APRIL 2020 EVENTS WERE CANCELLED/POSTPONED.
But you can still read about them here.
April 20, 2020 • Jerusalem Synagogue, Prague
Brookline High School Camerata (on their TMF/BHS tour of Prague and Terezín) joins members of the Prague Conservatory Chorus to perform a Yom Hashoah program featuring music from Terezín and TMF commissions.
April 28, 2020 • U.S. Embassy in Prague
Brookline High School Camerata and Orchestra members perform music from Terezín and TMF commissions.
November 11, 2019 • SYMPHONY HALL BOSTON
Our Will to Live • Terezín 1944
ANDRIS NELSONS conducted Boston Symphony Orchestra members performing music by Hans Krása; ANNETTE MILLER performed a prose poem by Viktor Ullmann; original set designs by painter DANIEL LUDWIG.
May 1, 2019
Honoring Yom Hashoah at Temple Sharray Tefila in New York, TMF presented a multi-media program with members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, videos, and stories. TMF Executive Director Mark Ludwig narrated.
Painter Samuel Bak addressed students in Mark Ludwig's Boston College course "Music and the Third Reich," sharing stories of his surviving the ghetto, forced labor, and hiding — and the role of art in memory and healing.
October 8, 2018
TMF Gala Benefit at Boston's Symphony Hall featuring pianist Simone Dinnerstein performing the world premiere of "Sanctuary" by Ellis Luddwig-Leone.
May 20, 2018
World premiere of the TMF LiberArte commission by Jiri Gemrot, a setting of TMF-commissioned poems by Jiri Dedecek and Richard Hoffmann, at the Prague Spring International Festival. The Martinu Voices perform.
May 19, 2018
World premiere of André Previn's Quintet for Horn and String Quartet, a TMF commission sponsored by The Omer Foundation, at the Prague Spring International Festival. Performed by Jan Viboril, Principal Horn of the Czech Philharmonic, and the Graff Quartet.
Dr. Anna Ornstein teaches at the Winchester Public Schools.
Dr. Anna Ornstein, survivor and TMF educator, teachs at Clark Middle School in Lexington, Massachusetts (photo at left).
October 5, 2017
"Do Not Forget Me," www.tmfgala.orga multi-media concert event telling the stories and presenting performances of the music by five legendary Terezín composers. Symphony Hall, Boston.
June 11, 2017
"Memory Unearthed: Music from the Ghettos"
2:00 p.m. at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 450 Huntington Ave.
This concert received a glowing review.
A concert of works composed and performed in the Lodz, Vilna, and Terezin ghettos, in a program narrated by TMF Executive Director Mark Ludwig. Pianist Virginia Eskin, Boston Symphony Orchestra clarinetist Thomas Martin, mezzo soprano Deborah Rentz-Moore, and cellist Eugene Kim perform. The music and its history were a powerful complement to the MFA’s exhibit of photographs by Henryk Ross.
May 22-28, 2017
TMF's annual Tour of Prague and Terezin, an exclusive private journey through the historic, artistic, musical, and cultural sites of Prague, with a guided visit to Terezin.
May 7, 2017
Renowned poets read their TMF-commissioned works— anthologized in Liberation— at the Massachusetts Poetry Festival. 11:30 am at the Peabody Essex Museum.
(Also, too plentiful to mention: ongoing Holocaust education programs at schools throughout New England. Contact us for more information or to schedule a program for your area.)