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posted Friday, March 14 2014 - Volume 42 Issue 11
Music of Remembrance presents Brundibár - Original cast member and Holocaust survivor Ela Stein Weissberger to visit Seattle and attend performances
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Music of Remembrance presents Brundibár - Original cast member and Holocaust survivor Ela Stein Weissberger to visit Seattle and attend performances

On Saturday, March 22 at 4:00 p.m., and Sunday, March 23 at 7:00 p.m., Music of Remembrance (MOR) will present a new, fully-staged production of Hans Krása's beloved children's opera Brundibár in the Seattle Children's Theatre at Seattle Center.

The occasion will be made even more significant by the presence of special guest Ela Stein Weissberger. As a young girl in the Terezín concentration camp, Weissberger sang the role of the Cat in all 55 performances of the opera. She is the only remaining survivor from those casts of courageous children.

'When we sang, we forgot where we were. We forgot hunger, we forgot all the troubles that we had to go through,' recalls Weissberger. She will speak at both Seattle performances of Brundibár.

Following the March 22 performance, MOR will honor Weissberger with a Tribute Dinner at The Ruins at 6:00 p.m. This memorable evening is a unique opportunity for the public to share in a chapter of living history that remains urgently relevant for today. Tickets for the dinner are $250 per person, and can be reserved by calling 206-365-7770 or visiting www.musicofremembrance.org.

Weissberger will also visit the Jewish Day School, the Seattle Hebrew Academy, and Northwest Yeshiva High School, as well as several public schools. Her presentation will share an extraordinary story of Holocaust survival. Funding for these school visits is made possible in part by the Special Initiatives Fund of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle.

Weissberger was 11 when she was sent to Terezín. Of about 15,000 children who passed through Terezín, she is one of just a few hundred who survived. Weissberger has made a life's work of preserving Brundibár and its legacy, and her eloquent testimony has brought history to life for countless people of all ages. Her book 'The Cat with the Yellow Star: Coming of Age in Terezín' has inspired readers around the world.

Brundibár was created by the Czech composer Hans Krása, who saw it performed 55 times by casts of children in Terezín. Those casts needed constant replenishing because their young singers were transported to death camps after most performances. Krása shared the children's fate. He was murdered in Auschwitz in October 1944.

The opera is both a parable of the children's actual situation and an embodiment of their hopes and dreams. Seventy years after the performances in Terezín, Brundibár is performed throughout the world, and it continues to speak to people of all ages through its story, its music and its legacy.

Music of Remembrance's performances will be conducted by Joseph Crnko, Music Director of the Northwest Boychoir, and directed by Erich Parce. The all-child cast features some of Seattle's most gifted young singers, many from The Northwest Boychoir and Vocalpoint! Tickets are $40 and can be ordered by calling 206-365-7770 or by visiting www.musicofremembrance.org.

About Music of Remembrance
Music of Remembrance (MOR) fills a unique cultural role in Seattle and throughout the United States by remembering Holocaust musicians and their art through musical performances, educational activities, musical recordings and commissions of new works. Since its 1998-99 inaugural year, MOR has presented two major concerts annually at Seattle's Benaroya Hall, marking the anniversary of Kristallnacht (The Night of Broken Glass) each fall and Holocaust Remembrance Day each spring.

Courtesy of Music of Remembrance

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