In Memory of 6 Million Concert

In Memory of 6 Million Concert

January 27, 2021

In Memory of 6 Million Concert – Jan. 27, 2021

 On International Holocaust Remembrance Day (January 27, 2021, the 76th anniversary of the Holocaust), In Memory of 6 Million, in partnership with the Bender Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington in Rockville.

The Pre-Recorded Memorable Concert

H. David Meyers, Oboist and Concert Director is proud to be performing a pre-recorded 60 -minute concert recorded at the George Washington Masonic National Memorial, Alexandria, VA. The orchestra will be conducted by Dingwall Fleary (McLean Symphony) and Ulysses S. James (Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic).

What – Concert Program

Israeli National Anthem, Samuel Cohen

United States National Anthem – 

The Star Spangled Banner, Francis Scott Key

 Movie Excerpt, Schindler’s List, Steven Spielberg with  orchestral performance.

Soloists…. Wayman Mccoy, violin; Robert Huffman and H. David Meyers, Oboist

Robert Dauber, 1922-1945,  Austrian Jewish composer, pianist and cellist, Holocaust Victim, Dachau Concentration Camp

Born: August 27, 1922, Vienna, Austria
Died: March 24, 1945, Dachau, Germany

His father was a famous Jewish violinist Dol Dauber from Bukovina. His mother was a Bohemian German from Brno

Performance: Serenade for violin and piano  – his only preserved composition

Manny Mandel BORN: MAY 8, 1936, RIGA, LATVIA – Holocaust eyewitness account

Movie Excerpt – Exodus (1960) Excerpt of movie by Otto Preminger with orchestral performance.

Viktor Kohn, 1901-1944, Holocaust Victim and Composer from Prague, Terezin Concentration Camp

Born: January 16, 1901, Prague, Czechia
Died: October 24, 1944, Oswiecim, Poland

Performance: Praeludium “EDElstein” for string quartet op. 12 – This work was written and premiered in the Terezin camp.

Egon Ledec, 1899-1944, Czech Violinist and composer of Jewish Origin and Holocaust Victim
Born: March 16, 1889, Kostelec nad Orlicí, Czechia
Died: 1944, Auschwitz concentration camp, Oswiecim, Poland

Performance:  Gavotte for String Quartet (4 strings)

At the Terezin Concentration Camp  in the summer of 1944, Ledeč created a new quartet with Adolf Kraus as the second violinist, Viktor Kohn as the violist and Robert Dauber as the cellist.  

It is said of Egon Ledec….”It was a tragic situation.  The man who had stood in the spotlight for decades now went into the back courtyards in order to give little concerts with the accordionist Wolfi Lederer.  A grandseigneur from Prague was playing popular music!”

 Holocaust talk

Frantisek Domazlicky, 1913-1997, Holocaust Survivor and Prolific Composer
Born: May 13, 1913, Prague, Czechia
Died: October 29, 1997, Prague, Czechia

František Domažlický – Wikipedia

Frantisek Domazlicky was born František Tausig. He was sent to Theresienstadt and fortunately survived. He went on to compose more than 150 performed pieces for Orchestra, Concertos, Chamber Music and Vocal Selections.

Performance: Song Without Words

 Movie Excerpt – Ben-Hur  – 1959 American religious epic film directed by William Wyler, produced by Sam Zimbalist, and starring Charlton Heston as the title character with Orchestra.

Closing – Thank you for attending! H. David Meyers, Concert Producer, Oboist

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Concert Itinerary

The concert will begin with a welcome to the audience in which appropriate introductions, acknowledgments, and expressions of thanks and appreciation will be made.

The U.S. and Israeli National anthems will be performed.

The Philharmonic, conducted by Ulysses S. James, will be performing in front of a large screen where movie clips from Schindler’s List, The Ten Commandments, Exodus, Fiddler on the Roof, and Ben Hur will be displayed, whose themes reflect the Jewish experience. Against this dramatic backdrop, the audience will hear their powerful musical themes.

The bittersweet high point of the concert will be the orchestra’s performance of the works of four musicians, two out of four who perished in the concentration camps.  A special work is being composed for this event on behalf of H. David Meyers (a world-renowned oboist) for oboe and strings to be performed by him and orchestra members.

There will be a stirring choral finale conducted by Francisco De Araujo.

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Fundraising

100% of the profits from the concert will go to Holocaust survivors in the Washington, D.C. area.

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Gary Owen Haberman

Composer Gary Owen Haberman has been commissioned  to create  an original composition for Chorus and Orchestra to be premiered September 6, 2020 at the “In Memory of 6 Million” concert. The text for this piece is taken from the traditional “Mourner’s Kaddish,” a prayer for the dead found in standard Jewish liturgy. It will feature a 100 piece chorus accompanied by  full orchestra and will be the culminating feature of the concert.

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Action

To make the above a reality, H. David has established the nonprofit “In Memory of 6 Million” Inc. He has a board and a growing team of sponsors and fundraisers and is receiving pledges weekly. He has been doing benefits, concerts and events for the past five decades. 

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