Yom HaShoah Commemoration Concert
This concert will feature the world premiere of a specially commissioned work, “The Grip of Evil: The Endurance of Hope,” written and to be conducted by American composer Leslie Steinweiss. Presented jointly with Gloucester’s Temple Ahavat Achim, this concert was organized by Stephen Bates, of Manchester, who will perform on clarinet and flute. Bates was a clarinetist and bass-clarinet chair for 36 years with the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra in Washington, D.C.
This program will include individual Holocaust remembrances plus narration by storyteller Judith Black. The ensemble also includes Janine Solheim, soprano; Wes Hunter, tenor; Abigale Reisman, violin; Rebecca Hallowell, viola; Anna Seda, cello; and Kathleen Forgac, piano.