Laurence Sherr
Concerts & Lectures–Past Seasons
2013–14 season
Elegy and Vision for solo cello
Petr Nouzovský, cello
article
KSU season brochure

"Dangerous Music: Music the Nazis thought no one should hear"
Guest Artist Recital, Petr Nouzovský and Patricia Goodson (from Prague, Czech Republic)
Bailey Performance Center, Kennesaw State University
Atlanta, GA
October 5, 2013
Elegy and Vision for solo cello
Petr Nouzovský, cello
poster
http://www.patriciagoodson.com/web/events.aspx
same program as above
Congregation Shearith Israel
Atlanta, GA
October 6, 2013
Illuminations for orchestra
Kennesaw State University Symphony Orchestra, Michael Alexander, Director
http://www.kennesaw.edu/50th/events.html
Gala 50th Anniversary Concert for Kennesaw State University
Bailey Performance Center, Kennesaw State University
Atlanta, GA
October 9, 2013
Flame Language for mezzo, clarinet, cello, percussion, and piano
Catholic University ensemble, Robert Baker, conductor
http://cuanewvoices.com/festival2014.html
New Voices @ CUA Festival
Ward Recital Hall, Catholic University of America
Washington, DC
January 25, 2014
Brook by the Pagoda for piano
Charles Calhoun, piano
Swedenborgian Church
San Francisco, CA
February 9, 2014
Elegy and Vision for solo cello
Nicola Baroni, cello
poster
Guest Artist Concert
Turku, Finland
April 5, 2014
Elegy and Vision for solo cello
Karen Becker, cello
http://arts.unl.edu/hlfpa/news/unl-faculty-present-holocaust-remembrance-recital
"Seed of Dream and Other Visions," A Holocaust Remembrance Recital
Kimball Recital Hall, University of Nebraska
Lincoln, NE
May 4, 2014
"Music at Auschwitz: Aid to Survival or Dehumanizing Degradation?"
Lecture
http://www.jewishmuseum.cz/en/acultvkc2.php?mesic=4&rok=14
Jewish Museum of Prague
Education and Culture Centre-Evening Programs
Prague, Czech Republic
June 12, 2014
Four Short Pieces for solo violin
Pavel Burdych, violin
Opening Concert, Assembly Hall of the Chateau
June 20, 2014

"20th Century American Experimental Composers"
Lecture
Kromeriz Museum
June 23, 2014

http://www.forfest.cz/?presenter=Program
Forfest Festival 2014
Kromeriz, Czech Republic
June 20-27, 2014
Fugitive Footsteps for baritone and mixed chorus
Stuart Orme, baritone, Stephen Muir, conductor
July 6, 2014

"A Musical Reflection of Sorrow, Redemption, and the Universal in Nelly Sachs' Poetry: Laurence Sherr's Holocaust Memorial Flame Language"
Paper
July 7, 2014

http://www.mmm.leeds.ac.uk/conference/conference-programme/
"Continuities and Ruptures: Artistic Responses to Jewish Migration, Internment and Exile in the Long Twentieth Century" international conference
University of Leeds, England
July 6-8, 2014
Fugitive Footsteps for baritone and mixed chorus
Inbal Megiddo, cello (baritone part), Cantoris Choir, Donald Maurice, conductor
Water for West Bank Concert
Wellington, New Zealand
August 9, 2014
Elegy and Vision for solo cello
Katherine Hebley, cello
Dilworth School
Auckland, New Zealand
August 14, 2014
"Suppressed Music and Art during the Nazi Era"
Lecture

Elegy and Vision for solo cello
Katherine Hebley, cello

August 17, 2014
http://www.limmud.org.nz/
Limmud NZ 2014: A Festival of Jewish Culture and Learning
Auckland, New Zealand
August 16-17, 2014
"Formal Structure in Stravinsky's Octet" and "Two Compositions for Mixed Ensemble by Laurence Sherr"
Double lecture
New Zealand School of Music, Victoria University of Wellington
Wellington, New Zealand
August 18, 2014
Fugitive Footsteps for baritone and mixed chorus (opening section)
Kieran Raynor, baritone, Cantoris Choir, Thomas Nikora, conductor

and

Flame Language for mezzo-soprano and chamber ensemble
Rebecca Howan, mezzo, David McGregor, clarinet, Jack Hobbs, cello, Stephen Clothier, piano, Hannah Neman, percussion, Vincent Hardaker, conductor
St Andrew's on The Terrace
August 22, 2014

"Creating Connections to Forbidden Voices: Strengthening the Legacy of Music Related to the Holocaust through Composition and Education"
Keynote Address

and

Fugitive Footsteps for baritone and mixed chorus
Kieran Raynor, baritone, Cantoris Choir, Thomas Nikora, conductor

and

Elegy and Vision for solo cello
Inbal Megiddo, cello
Jewish Community Centre, 80 Webb Street, Wellington
August 24, 2014

http://www.nzsm.ac.nz/events/conferences-and-seminars/mww2

Conference program:
http://www.nzsm.ac.nz/events/conferences-and-seminars/rfv/RFV-Print-Prog-36pgs-LowRes.pdf
"Recovering Forbidden Voices: Responding to the Suppression of Music in World War Two" international conference
Wellington, New Zealand
August 22-25, 2014

2012–13 season
Ouachita Waters, Prelude for piano
Hee-Kyung Juhn, piano
Guest Artist Piano Recital
Texas A&M University-Commerce
Commerce, TX
September 5, 2012
Ouachita Waters, Prelude for piano
Hee-Kyung Juhn, piano
http://calendar.kennesaw.edu/MasterCalendar.aspx
Guest Artist Piano Recital
Bailey Performance Center, Kennesaw State University
Atlanta, GA
September 10, 2012
Ouachita Waters, Prelude for piano
Hee-Kyung Juhn, piano
http://www.music.gsu.edu/events.aspx?all=1#3097
Guest Artist Piano Recital
Kopleff Recital Hall, Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA
September 11, 2012
Music track: Nocturne for piano
https://vimeo.com/49777894
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFwBCkfx_BU&feature=plcp

New video created by Kennesaw State University Museum of History and Holocaust Education:
Virtual Field Trip
September 2012
Dream Fragments for violin and cello, World Premiere
http://www.very-small.org/
Fall Concert
a very small consortium
Fort Howard Hall, Weidner Center, University of Wisconsin
Green Bay, WI
September 29, 2012
"'Degenerate Music': Banned Composers in the Nazi Era"
Lecture by Laurence Sherr, with music by Krenek, Milhaud, and Zemlinsky
Performed by guest artists Jocelyn Adelman, violin, and Amanda Halstead, piano
http://ksuweb.kennesaw.edu/~lsherr/holocaust.html
Kristallnacht Commemoration Event
Music Building Recital Hall (Room 109)
Kennesaw State University
Atlanta, GA
November 5, 2012
Waves (5, 3, 4) - Premiere of revised version
KSU Percussion Ensemble, John Lawless, conductor
http://calendar.kennesaw.edu/MasterCalendar.aspx
KSU Percussion Ensemble
Bailey Performance Center, Kennesaw State University
Atlanta, GA
November 26, 2012
EIMI for violin, saxophone, percussion, and piano
http://www.terminusensemble.org/
Terminus Ensemble of Contemporary Music concert
Atlanta-Fulton County Library, Central Branch
Atlanta, GA
December 9, 2012
Elegy and Vision for solo cello
Theresa Villani, cello
http://www.theresavillani.com/
"Remembrance and Hope--A Tribute to Survivors of the Holocaust"
The Palladium
St. Petersburg, FL
January 13, 2013
"Banned Music in the Nazi Era"
Lecture

Elegy and Vision for solo cello
Nan Maddox, cello
http://libguides.northgeorgia.edu/book_burnings

Gloria Shott Performance Hall
University of North Georgia
Dahlonega, GA
February 8, 2013

EIMI for violin, saxophone, percussion, and piano
Helen Kim, violin, Sam Skelton, saxophone, John Lawless, percussion, Ben Wadsworth, piano
Faculty Concert
KSU Festival of New Music
Bailey Performance Center, Kennesaw State University
Atlanta, GA
February 13, 2013
4 works by Laurence Sherr performed by Kocaeli University faculty
Canon for a Couple for string quartet
Blue Ridge Frescos, II. Cascading Wildflowers for solo guitar
Dream Fragments
for violin and cello
Capriccioso for clarinet and piano
Guest Artist Concert
Anitpark Concert Hall, Kocaeli University
Izmit, Turkey
March 3, 2013

"An Introduction to Gypsy and Klezmer Music” Guest Lecture
Ulus School
Istanbul, Turkey
March 12, 2013
Elegy and Vision for solo cello
Nan Maddox, cello
Faculty Recital
Reinhart College
Waleska, GA
March 17, 2013
"A Musical Reflection on Sorrow, Redemption, and the Universal in Nelly Sachs' Poetry: Laurence Sherr's Holocaust Memorial Flame Language"
Lecture, with video presentation of Flame Language
http://www.forfest.cz/
Colloquium, XXIV. CZECH REPUBLIC FORFEST FESTIVAL 2013 - International Festival of Contemporary Arts with Spiritual Orientation
Kromeriz Museum
Kromeriz, Czech Republic
June 24, 2013
Elegy and Vision for solo cello
Parry Karp, cello
Hawai'i Performing Arts Festival
Waimea, HI
July 13, 2013
Ouachita Waters, Prelude for piano
Robert Rocco, piano
Recital
University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Winston-Salem, NC
July 26, 2013

2011–12 season
Elegy and Vision for solo cello
Karen Becker, cello
University of Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas
November 11, 2011
Elegy and Vision for solo cello
Petr Nouzovský, cello
http://www.jewishmuseum.cz/en/acultvkc2.php?mesic=1&rok=12

"A Concert as Homage to Mieczyslav Weinberg"
Jewish Museum
Prague, Czech Republic
January 23, 2012
Elegy and Vision for solo cello
Theresa Villani, cello
http://www.theresavillani.com/
"Remembrance and Hope--A Tribute to Survivors of the Holocaust"
Palladium, St. Petersburg, FL
April 12, 2012
Capriccioso for flute and marimba
Josie Alexander, flute, Jon Gaedchens, marimba
Flute Studio Recital
Stephen F. Austin State University
Nacogdoches, TX
April 19, 2012
Elegy and Vision for solo cello
Karen Becker, cello
Guest artist recital
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA
Feb. 2012
Elegy and Vision for solo cello
Karen Becker, cello
Guest artist recital
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS
Feb. 2012
Elegy and Vision for solo cello
Petr Nouzovský, cello
"American Spring"
Modlitebna
Prague, Czech Republic
May 1, 2012
Elegy and Vision for solo cello
Petr Nouzovský, cello
http://www.mkstrebic.cz/festivaly/samajim/
Festival of Jewish Culture
Prague, Czech Republic
July 31, 2012

2010–11 season
Midnight Dance for solo violin Violin Futura II - Piotr Szewczyk, violin
St. Joseph's Chapel, St. Joseph's University
Philadelphia, PA
Sept. 11, 2010
Midnight Dance for solo violin Violin Futura II - Piotr Szewczyk, violin
Delaware County Community College
Philadelphia, PA
Sept. 12, 2010
EIMI for cello, saxophone, percussion, and piano
JJP and Friends
http://jjpandfriends.de/geschichte/?lang=en

Betsaal des Wichernhaus concert
Nürnberg, Germany
Nov. 6, 2010
String Trio
Helen Kim, violin, Catherine Linn, viola, Charae Kruger, cello
Faculty Composers Concert - KSU Festival of New Music
Kennesaw State University
Atlanta, GA
March 30, 2011
Blue Ridge Frescos for classical guitar
Mary Akerman, guitar
Guitar Recital
Kocaeli University
Hereke, Turkey
May 26, 2011
Four Short Pieces for solo violin
Midnight Dance for solo violin
David Danel, violin
http://skolska28.cz/page.php?event=481

http://newsense-intermedium.com/EXHIBITIONS/Skolska11/index.html

From Different Points: New Music and Media Works by Laurence Sherr (US), Michal Rataj (CZ), Dan Senn (US), Tomás Svoboda (US-CZ), and Ivan Bores (CZ)
Školská 28
Prague, Czech Republic
June 16, 2011
Elegy and Vision for solo cello
Petr Nouzovský, cello
http://www.jewishmuseum.cz/en/acultvkc2.php?mesic=6&rok=11
Poster (in Czech)
"Shoah Memorial Music" lecture-recital
Jewish Museum
Prague, Czech Republic
June 20, 2011
Flame Language for mezzo-soprano, clarinet, cello, and piano
Elegy and Vision for solo cello
Kristýna Valoušková, mezzo-soprano, Jana Lahodná, clarinet, Petr Nouzovský, cello, and Patricia Goodson, piano, with Michaela Rózsová, conductor
Press Release

Web page
A Shoah Remembrance: Czech, Dutch, and American Chamber Music of Two Generations
Works by Viktor Ullmann, Ilse Weber, Rosalie Wertheim, and Laurence Sherr
Church of St. Lawrence, Hellichova 18
Prague, Czech Republic
June 28, 2011
Four Short Pieces for solo violin
http://www.newmusicforum.com/
Festival of Contemporary Music
San Francisco Community Music Center
San Francisco, CA
July 30, 2011
Brook by the Pagoda for piano
Charles Calhoun, piano
Swedenborgian Church
San Francisco, CA
July 31, 2011

2009–10 season
Elegy and Vision for solo cello Cello Concert
Parry Karp, cello
Madison, WI
September 13, 2009
Four Short Pieces for solo violin
Dhammapada Verses for soprano, flute, percussion, and piano
Duo Concertante for flute and percussion
Featuring Atlanta Symphony Orchestra flutist Paul Brittan and KSU Percussion Professor John Lawless, with guest artists
KSU Faculty Composer’s Concert
Bailey Performance Center
Kennesaw State University, Atlanta
September 23, 2009
Elegy and Vision for solo cello
Sherr performs klezmer music on clarinet
Presentation about Music and the Holocaust
Holocaust Memorial Event
Seligenstadt, Germany
St. Josefs Haus der Kath. Pfarrei St. Petrus und Marcellinus im Edith Stein Saal
October 13, 2009
Elegy and Vision for solo cello
Remembrances for violin, clarinet, and cello
Sherr performs klezmer music on clarinet
Presentation about Music and the Holocaust
Holocaust Memorial Event for Stolpersteine Installation
Kulturscheur
Egelsbach, Germany
October 14, 2009
Four Short Pieces for solo violin Association for the Promotion of New Music
Competition Winners Concert
Tenri Cultural Center
New York City
October 23, 2009
Elegy and Vision for solo cello Music & Conversation with Michal Schmidt
Roberts Marshall Auditorium, Haverford College
Haverford, PA
January 30, 2010
Elegy and Vision for solo cello Guest Artist Recital
Parry Karp, cello
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Oshkosh, WI
March 9, 2010
Choral works by Elliot Levine
Sherr’s Flame Language for baritone, clarinet, cello, percussion, and piano, featuring Elliot Levine as vocal soloist
Web article: http://www.kennesaw.edu/arts/COTA_News/2010/03-25-10_athens_chorus.shtml
Athens Chamber Singers, Kevin Kelly, Director and Elliot Levine
Friendship Presbyterian Church, Athens, GA
April 11, 2010 (Holocaust Remembrance Day)

Bailey Performance Center
Kennesaw State University, Atlanta
April 13, 2010
Sherr: concert lecture on nature and music
Ouachita Waters, World Premiere
Nocturne
Web article: http://www.nps.gov/hosp/planyourvisit/piano-concert.htm
Music and Nature–Piano Concert by Hee-Kyung Juhn
First Presbyterian Church
Hot Springs, Arkansas
April 24, 2010
Midnight Dance for solo violin, World Premiere
http://mainconcerts.blogspot.com/2010/04/05182010-615-pm-piotr-szewczyk-violin.html
Piotr Szewczyk Violin Futura Concert
Music @ Main series at Jax Main Library
Jacksonsville, FL
May 18, 2010
Elegy and Vision for solo cello
http://www.rockyridge.org/concerts/A_pdf/Parry_Karp_prgm.pdf
Music in the Mountains Guest Artist Concert
Parry Karp, cello
Rocky Ridge Music Center
Estes Park, CO
July 11, 2010