Yiddish Folksongs

Wednesday 23 January, 7.30PM
Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, University of York

Passionate, poignant and humorous – folksongs in the Yiddish language were an important part of the life of Jewish people around the world for hundreds of years. The Yiddish Folksong Project is the result of internationally-acclaimed singer Juliana Yaffé’s rediscovery of forty-two remarkable classical arrangements of Yiddish songs by eminent American conductor Robert De Cormier. Accompanied by conductor-pianist John Yaffé and violinist Fenella Humphreys.
Tickets: £14; concessions £12; students £5.  To purchase and for further information see http://yorkconcerts.co.uk/programme/yiddishfolksongs
Holocaust Memorial Day: Man & God: Classical music, science, and the creation of colour film

Saturday, 26 January, 6.45-7.15PM (pre-show  panel) and 7.30-9.00PM (preview performance)
Department of Theatre, Film and Television, University of York

In the pre-show panel, Lisa Peschel (University of York, TFTV), Michael Berkowitz (University College London, Hebrew & Jewish Studies) and their artistic collaborators discuss two case studies of turning an academic project into public performance. The panel will be followed by a preview performance of the musical-in-development Man & God:  Classical music, science, and the creation of colour film, based on the lives of Leopold Mannes and Leopold Godowsky, Jr., the Jewish inventors of Kodachrome film. 

Please note:  the pre-show panel and the performance are ticketed separately; if you wish to attend both, please reserve a ticket for each.  Free tickets and more information available online: https://tftv.ticketsolve.com/shows

600 Candles
Thursday 24 January, 6.00pm – 7.30pm
York Minster
This act of commemoration, which takes place in the setting of York Minster’s historic Chapter House, uses light, music, readings, silence and space for quiet reflection to commemorate the six million people who died in the Holocaust as well as victims of genocide through to the present day.  Attendees have the option of joining the sung evensong service which takes place beforehand at 5.15pm.
The Civic Event

Sunday 27 January, 6.15pm – 8.00pm
Temple Hall, York St John University, Lord Mayors Walk, York, YO31 7EX

Hosted by the Lord Mayor, this informal evening will include short talks, film, poetry and discussion to explore the 2019 theme ‘Torn From Home’, how enforced loss of a safe place to call ‘home’ is part of the trauma faced by anyone experiencing persecution and genocide.
Holocaust Survivor Speaker
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 2:30 PM
P/X/001  (Physics Exhibition Centre, room X/001)
Marc was born in Vienna and was the son of Jewish parents from Poland. He recounts the antisemitism he experienced as a young boy in Austria. Marc’s parents made the agonising decision to send Marc on the Kindertransport to London. Marc will discuss what life was like in the Jewish Refugee’s Children Hostel in Margate where he was taken care of. Marc kept in contact with his parents until war was declared. He later found out that both his parents had been killed at Auschwitz concentration camp. Marc will share his testimony and take questions from the audience.
The full York HMD programme can be viewed here.

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