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WEL & BackRoom Boston Presents: “For a Look or a Touch” from Out of Darkness and We Will Outlive Them… Letters to Rivka from Galicia

May 5 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

live music live-streaming

In Honor of Yom Hashoah, join us for a Powerful & Inspiring Sunday Afternoon of Music of Remembrance A Double Bill to Close out West End Lyric’s Season 23-24!

This Double Bill conveys the vastness of the Holocaust’s scope through emotionally rich portraits of those caught in its grasp

“For a Look or Touch” from Out of Darkness by Jake Heggie, with libretto by Gene Scheer.

Out of Darkness is based on the writings and memories of two Holocaust survivors. The second act in this moving song cycle illuminates Nazi persecution of homosexuals during the Holocaust through the experience of Gad Beck and Manfred Lewin, two idealistic young lovers in 1930s Berlin.

We Will Outlive Them… Letters to Rivka from Galicia by Quinn Gutman

A song cycle world premiere for this music for piano & soprano! This inspirational cycle is based on letters from the Zeider family living in Galicia (~1925-1948), to their family member who was fortunate to emigrate to America, Rivka Teitel. The title of this song is in honor of the determination of Jewish resilience during the Holocaust: “We will outlive them”.

Reception with light bites & open bar follows the performance.

Donations are appreciated! Your donation enables us to keep bringing you original & timely performance throughout the year! Or be part of this particularily special Program by donating in memory of a loved one.

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May 5
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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The Boston Synagogue
55 Martha Rd
Boston, MA 02114 United States
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