When Aaron Berger was appointed executive director of the William Breman Jewish Heritage and Holocaust Museum last year, his board of directors wanted him to orchestrate a move to a larger standalone facility.
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CONCERT SERIES DETAILS
The Molly Blank Jewish Concert Series, featuring Atlanta Opera artists performing in the Breman Museum’s 330-seat auditorium, will include:
8 p.m. Nov. 9: “Music of the Holocaust: Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of Kristallnacht.” Honoring Jews who lost their lives as a result of the Kristallnacht series of coordinated attacks throughout Nazi Germany and Austria in 1938, the concert will be conducted by Atlanta Opera music director Arthur Fagen, whose parents were saved by Oskar Schindler. The program will feature chamber music interwoven with a selection of visual images and readings prepared by the Breman Museum’s Weinberg Center for Holocaust Education. It will include Gideon Klein’s String Trio (1944) and Hans Krása’s Passacaglia and Fugue for string trio (1944) as well as songs by Isle Weber, Adolf Strauss and Martin Roman.
3 p.m. Jan. 19, 2014: “Jewish Composers of the 19th & 20th Centuries.” Fagen leads a program (featuring a singer, pianist and string quartet) including compositions by Felix Mendelssohn, Gustav Mahler and Leonard Bernstein.
3 p.m. March 9, 2014: “The Best of Broadway,” featuring music by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Irving Berlin and Steven Sondheim, conducted by Fagen.
A reception with the performers will follow each concert. 1440 Spring St. N.W., Atlanta. Tickets, $65, available via 678-222-3700, www.thebreman.org/events-n-programs.