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Laurence Sherr
Events–Current and Recent Seasons

2020–21 season

Blue Ridge Frescos video
Romain Petiot, classical guitar
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts–Composer Playlist
month of September 2020
2018 performance at the Forfest Festival
Kromeriz, Czech Republic
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Elegy and Vision video
Friedrich Edelmann, bassoon, Rebecca Rust, cello
San Francisco Noontime Concerts broadcast
Online stream

Starting September 2020
January 2020 performance at Old St. Mary's Cathedral
San Francisco, CA
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Capriccioso (North Macedonian premiere)
Elena Stojceska, flute
Romain Petiot, classical guitar

Program

Skopje, North Macedonia
September 28, 2020
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Nocturne (French premiere)
Jasmina Trajcheska, piano

Les Dimanches Musicaux
The American Cathedral in Paris
Paris, France
October 4, 2020 (canceled–COVID-19 pandemic)
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Elegy and Vision
Michal Schmidt, cello
Sola CD release
Solo works performed by Michal Schmidt, cellist and pianist

October 2020
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Elegy and Vision
Khayele's Waltz
Friedrich Edelmann, bassoon, Rebecca Rust, cello

Press

Erinnern und Gedenken - 80 Jahre Gurs (memorial event for the 80th anniversary of deportation of Jews from Neustadt to Gurs)
Martin-Luther-Kirche
Neustadt an der Weinstraße, Germany
October 22, 2020
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Elegy and Vision
Khayele's Waltz
Friedrich Edelmann, bassoon, Rebecca Rust, cello


Video recording session
Synagogue Altenkunstadt
Bamberg, Germany
November 1, 2020
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Nocturne
Jeffrey Jacob, piano
Jazz and Meditation CD release
Piano works by living composers

November 2020
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Flame Language
Heather Witt, mezzo-soprano
John Warren, clarinet
Charae Krueger, cello
Robert Henry, piano
John Lawless, percussion
David Kehler, conductor

Performance video

Cello recital of Charae Krueger
Morgan Hall, Kennesaw State University
Atlanta, GA
January 25, 2021

Recording sessions: January 29–30, 2021
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Khayele's Waltz
Andrew Uren, clarinet, Katherine Hebley, cello


Auckland, New Zealand
April 4, 2021
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Other events TBA

Elegy and Vision
Friedrich Edelmann, bassoon, Rebecca Rust, cello

Stolperstein concert
Synagoge Hainsfarth
Nördlingen, Germany
October 15, 2019
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Elegy and Vision
Friedrich Edelmann, bassoon, Rebecca Rust, cello

Kristallnacht Memorial Concert: "Nichts war vergeblich:” Frauen im Widerstand gegen den Nationalsozialismus
Dahn, Germany
November 9, 2019
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Khayele's Waltz
Andrew Uren, clarinet, Katherine Hebley, cello

Ellerslie War Memorial Hall
Friends of the Auckland Philharmonia
Auckland, New Zealand
November 22, 2019
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Elegy and Vision
Parry Karp, cello

Saint John’s On The Lake
Milwaukee, WI
January 17, 2020
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Elegy and Vision
Friedrich Edelmann, bassoon, Rebecca Rust, cello

Old St. Mary’s Cathedral
San Francisco, CA
January 21, 2020
NoonTime Concert Series
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Khayele's Waltz
Friedrich Edelmann, bassoon, Rebecca Rust, cello
World premiere of the bassoon–cello version


International Holocaust Remembrance Day event
Holocaust Museum LA
Los Angeles, CA
January 27, 2020
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Khayele's Waltz
Friedrich Edelmann, bassoon, Rebecca Rust, cello

Retirement home concert
Oakland, CA
February 12, 2020
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Khayele's Waltz
Friedrich Edelmann, bassoon, Rebecca Rust, cello

Women's Faculty Club
Berkeley, CA
February 13, 2020
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Elegy and Vision
Khayele's Waltz
Friedrich Edelmann, bassoon, Rebecca Rust, cello

Thursday Musical Club
Tiburon, CA
February 20, 2020
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Elegy and Vision
Khayele's Waltz
Friedrich Edelmann, bassoon, Rebecca Rust, cello

Tour article

Berkeley Public Library - North Branch, Book-Reading with Music: “Stumbling Stone” with Julie Freestone & Rudi Raab
1170 The Alameda
Berkeley, CA
February 22, 2020
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Khayele's Waltz
Friedrich Edelmann, bassoon, Rebecca Rust, cello

“The Redwoods” retirement home
Mill Valley, CA
February 27, 2020
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Khayele's Waltz
Friedrich Edelmann, bassoon, Rebecca Rust, cello

House concert
Richmond, CA
March 15, 2020 (canceled–COVID-19 pandemic)
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Elegy and Vision
Khayele's Waltz
Friedrich Edelmann, bassoon, Rebecca Rust, cello


Arizona Jewish Historical Society
Phoenix, Arizona
March 18, 2020 (canceled–COVID-19 pandemic)
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Elegy and Vision
Friedrich Edelmann, bassoon, Rebecca Rust, cello

Belmont Library, Book-Reading with Music:
“Stumbling Stone” with Julie Freestone & Rudi Raab
Belmont, CA
March 22, 2020 (canceled–COVID-19 pandemic)
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Capriccioso for flute and guitar
Elena Stojceska, flute,  Romain Petiot, classical guitar

Skopje, North Macedonia
March 27, 2020 (postponed–COVID-19 pandemic)
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Fugitive Footsteps
Kennesaw State University Chamber Singers
Leslie Blackwell, director
Cory Schantz, baritone
Performance and recording sessions

Morgan Hall, Kennesaw State University
Atlanta, GA
April 23, 2020 (canceled–COVID-19 pandemic)
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Sonata for Cello and Piano–Mir zaynen do!, Mvt. II
Inbal Megiddo, cello
Jian Liu, piano


Wellington, New Zealand
June 14, 2020

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"Suppressed Music and Art during the Nazi Era"
Lecture

Berlin, Germany
June 16, 2020 (canceled–COVID-19 pandemic)
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"Music at Auschwitz: Aid to Survival or Dehumanizing Degradation?"
Lecture-presentation

Elegy and Vision
Nicola Baroni, cello

Khayele's Waltz
Valerio Barbieri, saxophone, Nicola Baroni, cello

Forfest Festival
Kromeriz, Czech Republic
June 30, 2020 (postponed–COVID-19 pandemic)
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Elegy and Vision
Khayele's Waltz
Friedrich Edelmann, bassoon, Rebecca Rust, cello

St. Florian Church
Sillenstede, Germany
August 16, 2020

 

Blue Ridge Frescos
Romain Petiot, classical guitar

Scriabin Museum
Moscow, Russia
October 27, 2018
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Sonata for Cello and Piano–Mir zaynen do!, Mvt. II
Inbal Megiddo, cello and Jian Liu, piano

Concert poster

The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Hong Kong, China
November 19, 2018
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Khayele's Waltz, World premiere
Alcides Rodriguez, clarinet
Karen Freer, cello
and
Concert commentary by Sherr

From Darkness to Light concert info
Atlanta Jewish Times article

The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum
Atlanta, GA
December 2, 2018
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Elegy and Vision
Inbal Megiddo, cello

University of Haifa
Haifa, Israel
December 18, 2018
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"Music as Defiance at Terezín"
Lecture

Lecture information

The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum
Atlanta, GA
January 16, 2019
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“An Introduction to Klezmer and Gypsy Music"
Guest lecture

Libreria Esoterica Ibis
Bologna, Italy
January 23, 2019
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"Compositional Styles in the Work of Laurence Sherr"
Guest lecture

Bruno Maderna Conservatory of Music
Cesena, Italy
January 24, 2019
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Music of Resistance and Survival concert

Sonata for Cello and Piano–Mir zaynen do! following 4 of the source songs and Sherr's historical presentation
Nicola Baroni, cello, Lorenzo Meo, piano, Elena Tereshchenko, soprano

San Marino TV story
Online articles:
Giornale San Marino
TribunaPoliticaWeb
Libertas

Event for the San Marino National Day of Remembrance (marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day)
Teatro Titano
San Marino City, Republic of San Marino
January 26, 2019
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Elegy and Vision
Friedrich Edelmann, bassoon, Rebecca Rust, cello

House concert
Berkeley, CA
February 7, 2019
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Elegy and Vision
Friedrich Edelmann, bassoon, Rebecca Rust, cello

Richmond Museum of History
Richmond, CA
February 10, 2019
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Elegy and Vision
Friedrich Edelmann, bassoon, Rebecca Rust, cello


Osher Marin Jewish Community Center
San Rafael, CA
February 22, 2019
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Elegy and Vision
Friedrich Edelmann, bassoon, Rebecca Rust, cello


Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust
Los Angeles, CA
March 17, 2019
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"Suppressed Music of the Holocaust"
Concert with Sherr commentary


Kennesaw State University
Atlanta, GA
March 26, 2019
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Sonata for Cello and Piano–Mir zaynen do!
Sherr as featured musician on Performance Today, broadcast nationally in the US, with commentary about Sherr's work

Performance Today broadcast page

April 10, 2019
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"Music: Remembering the Holocaust"
Article about Sherr's work

The Investigator Research Magazine
Kennesaw State University
Spring 2019
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Capriccioso for flute and guitar (World premiere)
Blue Ridge Frescos
for solo guitar (French premiere)
Elena Stojceska, flute,  Romain Petiot, classical guitar

Event listing

The American Cathedral in Paris
Paris, France
June 2, 2019
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Blue Ridge Frescos for solo guitar – recording session
Romain Petiot, classical guitar


Studio Sequenza
Montreuil, France
June 3, 2019
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"Heroes of the Holocaust: Music as Defiance in the Terezín Camp"
Lecture


Holocaust Centre of New Zealand
80 Webb Street
Wellington, New Zealand
July 29, 2019
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Music of Remembrance: Compositions by Laurence Sherr

Sonata for Cello and Piano–Mir zaynen do!
Flame Language for mezzo-soprano, clarinet, cello, piano, and percussion
Elegy and Vision for solo cello
Khayele's Waltz for clarinet and cello

Margaret Medlyn, mezzo-soprano
Deborah Rawson, clarinet
Inbal Megiddo, cello
Jian Liu, piano
Leonard Sakofsy, percussion
Donald Maurice, conductor

Publicity listing
Another publicity listing

Adam Concert Room
New Zealand School of Music
Victoria University of Wellington
Wellington, New Zealand
July 30, 2019

Recording sessions for all 4 works:
July 28–August 1, 2019
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"Heroes of the Holocaust: Music as Defiance in the Terezín Camp"
Lecture and performance

Elegy and Vision
Heleen du Plessis, cello

Dunedin City Library
Dunedin, New Zealand
August 6, 2019
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"Compositional Styles in the Work of Laurence Sherr"
Guest lecture

University of Otago
Dunedin, New Zealand
August 7, 2019
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"Heroes of the Holocaust: Music as Defiance in the Terezín Camp"
Lecture and performance

Elegy and Vision for solo cello
Khayele's Waltz for clarinet and cello
Andrew Uren, clarinet,  Katherine Hebley, cello

Auckland Hebrew Congregation
Auckland, New Zealand
August 13, 2019

 

Elegy and Vision
Friedrich Edelmann, bassoon, Rebecca Rust, cello
Albany Community Center
Albany, CA
September 29, 2017
With additional performances at other California venues
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Sonata for Cello and Piano–Mir zaynen do!
Broadcast nationally in US on Performance Today, with commentary about Sherr's work

Performance Today broadcast page

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

http://www.malibufriendsofmusic.org/2017concertevents.html

Kairos Musical Soirées 2017
The Montgomery Arts House
Malibu, CA
October 14, 2017
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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
Encino, CA
October 15, 2017
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"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
Poster

Jødisk Museum
Oslo, Norway
October 26, 2017
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Fugitive Footsteps for baritone solo and mixed chorus
Ullern Chamber Choir, Bard Bratlie, baritone soloist, Gjermund Brenne, director

Concert poster

Fagerborg Church
Oslo, Norway
October 29, 2017
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Music of Resistance and Survival concert

Sonata for Cello and Piano–Mir zaynen do! following 4 of the source songs
Theresa Villani, cello, Colleen Schmitt, piano, Gerald Arnold, tenor

https://www.flholocaustmuseum.org/event/kristallnacht-commemoration-3/

The Florida Holocaust Museum
St. Petersburg, FL
November 9, 2017
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Sonata for Cello and Piano–Mir zaynen do!
Inbal Megiddo, cello and Forrest Howell, piano

Guest Artist Recital
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT
February 13, 2018
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"Suppressed Music and Art during the Nazi Era"
Lecture


Commemoration of the establishment and liquidation of the Kraków ghetto (March 9 and 10 events)
Galicia Jewish Museum
Krakow, Poland
March 9, 2018
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Music of Resistance and Survival concert

Sonata for Cello and Piano–Mir zaynen do! following 4 of the source songs and Sherr's historical presentation
Jan Kalinowski, cello, Marek Szlezer, piano, Urszula Makosz, singer

Events poster
Event listing

Galicia Jewish Museum
Krakow, Poland
March 10, 2018
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Fugitive Footsteps for baritone solo and mixed chorus
Ullern Chamber Choir, Bard Bratlie, baritone soloist, Gjermund Brenne, director

Poster

St. Nikolai Memorial
Hamburg, Germany
May 10, 2018
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Sonata for Cello and Piano–Mir zaynen do!
Broadcast rationally in New Zealand on Music Alive

Radio New Zealand broadcast

May 29, 2018
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Blue Ridge Frescos for solo guitar
Romain Petiot, guitar


Forfest Festival
Kromeriz, Czech Republic
June 17, 2018

 

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

Sonata for Cello and Piano–Mir zaynen do!

Inbal Megiddo, cello and Jian Liu, piano


St James Theatre
Wellington, New Zealand
November 9, 2016
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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
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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 announcement

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

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

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

Morgan Hall, Bailey Performance Center
Kennesaw State University
Atlanta, GA
March 9, 2017
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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 Jewish Times article

Morgan Hall, Bailey Performance Center
Kennesaw State University
Atlanta, GA
March 23, 2017
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Nocturne
Luke Raffanti, piano
Czech premiere

Forfest Festival
Kromeriz, Czech Republic
June 18, 2017
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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
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"International Engagement Through Holocaust Remembrance Events"
Lecture

Forfest Festival
Kromeriz, Czech Republic
June 20, 2017

 

Elegy and Vision for solo cello
Parry Karp, cello
University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI
September 7, 2015
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"Suppressed Music and Art during the Nazi Era"
Lecture

International Club
Atlanta, GA
September 8, 2015
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Music of Resistance and Survival concert

Sonata for Cello and Piano–Mir zaynen do! following 4 of the source songs and Sherr's historical presentation

Charae Krueger, cello and Robert Henry, piano; Cantors Nancy Kassel and Deborah Hartman, vocalists, with Judy Cole, piano


International Summit on Civil and Human Rights
Kennesaw State University
Atlanta, GA
October 28, 2015
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"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
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Music of Resistance and Survival concert

Sonata for Cello and Piano–Mir zaynen do! following 4 of the source songs and Sherr's historical presentation

Petr Nouzovský, cello and Yukie Ichimura, piano, Kristyna Valousková, soprano

Chapel of the Evangelical Church of Czech Brethren
Prague, Czech Republic
November 3, 2015
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Songs of Identity and Survival: A Kristallnacht Remembrance Concert

With Music of Resistance and Survival concert components: 2 source songs and Sherr's historical presentation; plus Yiddish and Holocaust songs
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 – Bente Kahan Foundation
Karol Lipinski Academy of Music
Wroclaw, Poland
November 5, 2015
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Doina & Dances Overture – WORLD PREMIERE
DeKalb Symphony Orchestra
Fyodor Cherniavsky, Music Director

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

Concert page

Article

The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum
Atlanta, GA
January 24, 2016
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"Remembering the Silenced Voices of Holocaust Song Creators: Weaving Songs of Resistance and Survival into a New Cello Sonata”

Holocaust Center of New Zealand
Wellington, New Zealand
April 27, 2016
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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


St Andrew's on The Terrace
Wellington, New Zealand
May 1, 2016
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The Evolution of Musical Style in the Compositions of Laurence Sherr
Guest lecture

Conservatorium of Music
University of Waikato
Hamilton, NZ
May 4, 2016
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"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

Conservatorium of Music
University of Waikato
Hamilton, NZ
May 4, 2016
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Holocaust Memorial Concert: Music of Resistance and Survival

Sonata for Cello and Piano–Mir zaynen do! following 4 of the source songs and Sherr's historical presentation
Fay Hadden McNeil, soprano, Katherine Hebley, cello and Penny Christiansen, piano

Auckland Hebrew Congregation
Auckland, New Zealand
May 4, 2016
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"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
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"Music at Auschwitz: Aid to Survival or Dehumanizing Degradation?"
Guest lecture

Music Forum
New Zealand School of Music
Wellington, New Zealand
May 6, 2016
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Music of Resistance and Survival: Educational Presentation

Sonata for Cello and Piano–Mir zaynen do!

Kadima School
Auckland Hebrew Congregation
Auckland, New Zealand
May 9, 2016
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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
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"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
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Guest Artist Recital
Sonata for Cello and Piano–Mir zaynen do!

Inbal Megiddo, cello and Anna Grinberg, piano

Artist Series Concert
The University of Queensland
Brisbane, Australia
May 12, 2016
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The Evolution of Musical Style in the Compositions of Laurence Sherr
Guest lecture

Composer's Workshop
The University of Queensland
Brisbane, Australia
May 13, 2016