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, 2024 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
West End Lyrics’ ’23-24 season closer is a powerful double bill of chamber works to be performed the weekend of Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance).
“For a Look or a Touch” from Out of Darkness by Jake Heggie and We Will Outlive Them… Letters to Rivka from Galicia by Quinn Gutman
Performers coming soon.
About this Performance:
“For a Look or Touch” from Out of Darkness by Jake Heggie with libretto by Gene Scheer illuminates Nazi persecution of homosexuals by sharing the story of Gad Beck (1923-2012), a gay German-Jew.
We Will Outlive Them… Letters to Rivka from Galicia, is a song cycle world premiere for piano and soprano. The contents of the cycle includes letters from the Zeider family living in Galicia (~1925-1948), to their family member in America, Rivka Teitel. The song is titled in honor of the cry of Jewish resilience during the Holocaust: “We will outlive them”.
Reception follows the Concert.
Presented by West End Lyric at BackRoom Boston
Produced by Bloch Performing Arts Inc.
Link coming soon!