Laurence Sherr
Concerts & Lectures–Current & Recent Seasons
2017–18 season
Elegy and Vision
Friedrich Edelmann, bassoon, Rebecca Rust, cello

http://www.kolhadash.org/calendar.html
Kol Hadash
Albany Community Center
Albany, CA
September 29, 2017
Sonata for Cello and Piano–Mir zaynen do!
Broadcast on Performance Today, with commentary about Sherr's work

https://www.yourclassical.org/programs/performance-today/episodes/2017/10/03

October 3, 2017
Sonata for Cello and Piano–Mir zaynen do!
Karen Becker, cello and Wendy Prober, piano

http://www.malibufriendsofmusic.org/2017concertevents.html
Kairos Musical Soirees 2017
Season Preview Concert Event
The Montgemery Arts House
Malibu, CA
October 14, 2017
7:30 pm
Sonata for Cello and Piano–Mir zaynen do!
Karen Becker, cello and Wendy Prober, piano

concert flyer
Daniel Pearl Concert for World Peace
Valley Beth Shalom Synagogue
  • 15739 Ventura Boulevard
    Encino, CA
    3 pm
"Suppressed Music and Art during the Nazi Era"
Lecture, followed by a live performance of
Elegy and Vision for solo cello, Audun Sandvik, cello

Commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the arrest of Norwegian Jewish men
Jodisk Museum
Oslo, Norway
October 26, 2017
6 pm
Fugitive Footsteps
Ullern Chamber Choir, Bard Bratlie, baritone soloist, Gjermund Brenne, director

http://www.ullernkammerkor.no
Concert poster
Fagerborg Church
Oslo, Norway
October 29, 2017
7 pm
Music of Resistance and Survival Project
Lecture-presentation

Featuring a live performance of Sonata for Cello and Piano–Mir zaynen do!
Theresa Villani, cello, Colleen Schmitt, piano, Gerald Arnold, tenor

The Florida Holocaust Museum
St. Petersburg, FL
November 9, 2017
6:30 pm
"Suppressed Music and Art during the Nazi Era"
Lecture
Galicia Jewish Museum
Krakow, Poland
March 9, 2018
Music of Resistance and Survival Project
Lecture-presentation

Featuring a live performance of Sonata for Cello and Piano–Mir zaynen do!

Galicia Jewish Museum
Krakow, Poland
March 10, 2018

2016–17 season
"Suppressed Music and Art during the Nazi Era"
Lecture
The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum
Atlanta, GA
September 8, 2016
Kristallnacht Holocaust Commemoration Concert

Sonata for Cello and Piano–Mir zaynen do!

Inbal Megiddo, cello and Jian Liu, piano

Event info
St James Theatre
Wellington, New Zealand
November 9, 2016
The Best of Chamber Music - The Cello in Song

Sonata for Cello and Piano–Mir zaynen do!

Inbal Megiddo, cello and Jian Liu, piano

Eden-Tamir Music Center
Jerusalem, Israel
December 10, 2016
Theoriticians Forum with Prof. Laurence Sherr: The Music of Resistance and Survival Project
Lecture-presentation

Featuring a live performance of Sonata for Cello and Piano–Mir zaynen do!
Inbal Megiddo, cello and Jian Liu, piano

JAMD annnouncment
Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance
Jerusalem, Israel
December 13, 2016
"Suppressed Music and Art during the Nazi Era"
Lecture

Event listing
Serenbe Institute for Art, Culture and the Environment
Chattahoochee Hills, GA 30268
February 11, 2017
Kennesaw State University Festival of New Music

Doina & Dances Overture
KSU Symphony Orchestra
Nathaniel Parker, Music Director

Performance information


Morgan Hall, Bailey Performance Center
Kennesaw State University
Atlanta, GA
March 9, 2017
Songs Not Silenced: Music Forbidden in the Holocaust

Jana Young, soprano
Oral Moses, bass-baritone
Judy Cole, piano
Laurence Sherr and David Green, commentary, media presentation
WABE-FM radio interview
Atlanta Journal-Constitution article
Atlanta Jewish Times article
Event page
Morgan Hall, Bailey Performance Center
Kennesaw State University
Atlanta, GA
March 23, 2017
Nocturne
Luke Raffanti, piano
European premiere
Forfest Festival
Kromeriz, Czech Republic
June 18, 2017
Elegy and Vision
Edelmann-Rust Duo, Friedrich Edelmann, bassoon, Rebecca Rust, cello
World premiere of the bassoon and cello arrangement
Forfest Festival
Kromeriz, Czech Republic
June 19, 2017
"International Engagement Through Holocaust Remembrance Events"
Lecture
Forfest Festival
Kromeriz, Czech Republic
June 20, 2017

2015–16 season
Elegy and Vision for solo cello
Parry Karp, cello
University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI
September 7, 2015
"Suppressed Music and Art during the Nazi Era"
Lecture
International Club
Atlanta, GA
September 8, 2015
"Remembering the Silenced Voices of Holocaust Song Creators: Weaving Songs of Resistance and Survival into a New Cello Sonata”
Performance with embedded Sherr presentation

4 source songs for Sherr's cello sonata
Cantors Nancy Kassel and Deborah Hartman, vocalists, and Judy Cole, piano

Sonata for Cello and Piano–Mir zaynen do!
Charae Kreuger, cello and Robert Henry, piano

http://dga.kennesaw.edu/caads/ischr

International Summit on Civil and Human Rights
Kennesaw State University
Atlanta, GA
October 28, 2015
"Remembering the Silenced Voices of Holocaust Song Creators: Weaving Songs of Resistance and Survival into a New Cello Sonata”
Guest lecture
Faculty of Humanities, Charles University in Prague
Prague, Czech Republic
November 2, 2015
Music of Resistance and Survival Concert

3 source songs for Sherr's cello sonata
Kristyna Valousková, soprano and Yukie Ichimura, piano

Sonata for Cello and Piano–Mir zaynen do!

Petr Nouzovský, cello and Yukie Ichimura, piano

http://www.pragueticketoffice.com/venue/chapel-of-evangelical-church-of-czech-brethren/

Chapel of the Evangelical Church of Czech Brethren
Prague, Czech Republic
November 3, 2015
Songs of Identity and Survival: A Kristallnacht Remembrance Concert
Days of Mutual Respect – Bente Kahan Foundation

"Remembering the Silenced Voices of Holocaust Song Creators: Weaving Songs of Resistance and Survival into a New Cello Sonata”
Performance with embedded Sherr presentation

Yiddish and Holocaust songs, including 2 source songs for Sherr's cello sonata
Anna Blaut, vocals and Tomasz Kaczmarek, piano

Sonata for Cello and Piano–Mir zaynen do!

Petr Nouzovský, cello and Yukie Ichimura, piano

Days of Mutual Respect page

Karol Lipinski Academy of Music
Wroclaw, Poland
November 5, 2015
Doina & Dances Overture – WORLD PREMIERE
DeKalb Symphony Orchestra
Fyodor Cherniavsky, Music Director

DSO Press Release

Georgia Perimeter College
Atlanta, GA
November 17, 2015
Pure vs. Degenerate: The Nazi War on Music
Concert commentary by Sherr and Arthur Fagan, Atlanta Opera Music Director

Concert page

The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum
Atlanta, GA
January 24, 2016
"Remembering the Silenced Voices of Holocaust Song Creators: Weaving Songs of Resistance and Survival into a New Cello Sonataā€¯
Guest lecture
Holocaust Center of New Zealand
Wellington, New Zealand
April 27, 2016
Wellington Chamber Music: Sunday Concerts 2016

Sonata for Cello and Piano–Mir zaynen do!
(Australasian premiere)
Inbal Megiddo, cello and Jian Liu, piano

Pre-concert talk by Sherr

Wellington Chamber Music brochure
Wellington Chamber Music page
St Andrew's on The Terrace
Wellington, New Zealand
May 1, 2016
The Evolution of Musical Style in the Compositions of Laurence Sherr Conservatorium of Music
University of Waikato
Hamilton, NZ
May 4, 2016
"Remembering the Silenced Voices of Holocaust Song Creators: Weaving Songs of Resistance and Survival into a New Cello Sonata”
Lecture

Guest Artist Recital
Sonata for Cello and Piano–Mir zaynen do!

Inbal Megiddo, cello and Jian Liu, piano

University of Waikato Conservatorium program

Conservatorium of Music
University of Waikato
Hamilton, NZ
May 4, 2016
Holocaust Memorial Concert: Music of Resistance and Survival
"Remembering the Silenced Voices of Holocaust Song Creators: Weaving Songs of Resistance and Survival into a New Cello Sonata”
Performance with embedded Sherr presentation

4 source songs for Sherr's cello sonata, Fay Hadden McNeil, soprano

Sonata for Cello and Piano–Mir zaynen do!
Katherine Hebley, cello and Penny Christiansen, piano

Poster
Auckland Hebrew Congregation
108 Greys Ave
Auckland, New Zealand
May 4, 2016
"Suppressed Music and Art during the Nazi Era"
and
"Music at Terezín"
Class lectures for Music and Conflict course
New Zealand School of Music
Wellington, New Zealand
May 6, 2016
"Music at Auschwitz: Aid to Survival or Dehumanizing Degradation?"
Guest lecture

http://www.nzsm.ac.nz/events/music-forum/2016-music-forum
Music Forum
New Zealand School of Music
Wellington, New Zealand
May 6, 2016
Music of Resistance and Survival: Educational Presentation

Sonata for Cello and Piano–Mir zaynen do!
(recorded examples of sonata and source songs)
Kadima School
Auckland Hebrew Congregation
Auckland, New Zealand
May 9, 2016
Music of Resistance and Survival: Educational Concert

Sonata for Cello and Piano–Mir zaynen do! (excerpts)
Katherine Hebley, cello and Penny Christiansen, piano
Dilworth School
Auckland, New Zealand
May 9, 2016
"Remembering the Silenced Voices of Holocaust Song Creators: Weaving Songs of Resistance and Survival into a New Cello Sonata”
Guest lecture
Creative Collaboratorium and RHD Seminar Series
The University of Queensland
Brisbane, Australia
May 11, 2016
Guest Artist Recital
Sonata for Cello and Piano–Mir zaynen do!

Inbal Megiddo, cello and Anna Grinberg, piano

University of Queensland Concert Guide
UQ Artist bios
Artist Series Concert
Nickson Room, School of Music
The University of Queensland
Brisbane, Australia
May 12, 2016
The Evolution of Musical Style in the Compositions of Laurence Sherr Composer's Workshop
The University of Queensland
Brisbane, Australia
May 13, 2016

2014–15 season
Nocturne for piano
Antonio D'Abramo, pianoforte

https://www.facebook.com/events/548728845237376/
V. MASKFEST 2014
"Musica per San Marino"
Piazza Sant'Agata
San Marino City
September 2, 2014
EIMI for viola, flute, percussion, and piano

http://www.terminusensemble.org/
Terminus Ensemble of Contemporary Music
Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA
October 17, 2014
Elegy and Vision for solo cello
Inbal Megiddo, cello

http://www.holocaustcentre.org.nz
Kristallnacht Memorial Concert
Holocaust Centre of New Zealand
Wellington, New Zealand
November 9, 2014
"Suppressed Music and Art during the Nazi Era"
Lecture-presentation
Elegy and Vision for solo cello
Karen Becker, cello
Harris Center for Judaic Studies Guest Lecture
University of Nebraska
Lincoln, NE
January 14, 2015
"Music at Auschwitz: Aid to Survival or Dehumanizing Degradation?"
Lecture-presentation
Poster for Lincoln events
Sherr interview–WNET, Nebraska NPR station (44:41–52:24)
School of Music Convocation
University of Nebraska
Lincoln, NE
January 15, 2015
Sonata for Cello and Piano–Mir zaynen do! – WORLD PREMIERE
Karen Becker, cello and Jay Mauchley, piano

Preceeded by performance of 3 source songs for the sonata: Kate Butler, mezzo-soprano and Jay Mauchley, piano

"Favored and Forbidden" recital commentary by Sherr
"Favored and Forbidden" – Faculty Recital
Kimball Recital Hall
University of Nebraska
Lincoln, NE
January 15, 2015
"A Musical Reflection of Sorrow, Redemption, and the Universal in Nelly Sachs' Poetry: Laurence Sherr's Holocaust Remembrance Compositions"
January 16 and 17, 2015

“An Introduction to Klezmer and Gypsy Music, and their influence on Western Classical Music"
January 18, 2015
Scholar in Residence
The Jewish Federation of Lincoln
Lincoln, NE
January 16–18, 2015
Sonata for Cello and Piano–Mir zaynen do!
Charae Kreuger, cello and Robert Henry, piano
Faculty Recital
Kennesaw State University
Atlanta, GA
January 26, 2015
EIMI for viola, flute, percussion, and piano

http://www.terminusensemble.org/
New Music concert
University of Tennesee
Knoxville, TN
February 17, 2015
Sonata for Cello and Piano–Mir zaynen do!
Charae Kreuger, cello and Robert Henry, piano

Preceeded by performance of 4 source songs for the sonata:
Cantors Nancy Kassel and Deborah Hartman, vocalists, and Judy Cole, piano

http://ksuweb.kennesaw.edu/~lsherr/2015HolocaustConcert-students

http://ksuweb.kennesaw.edu/~lsherr/2015HolocaustConcert
Music of Resistance and Survival: A Holocaust Remembrance Concert
The Temple
Atlanta, GA
March 23, 2015
Morning student concert–music, theatrical scenes and exhibits
Evening concert–music, speakers, and exhibits
Sonata for Cello and Piano–Mir zaynen do!
Karen Becker, cello and Jay Mauchley, piano

Program
Faculty Recital
Red Lodge Music Festival
Red Lodge, MT
June 6, 2015