THE ‘NIGHT’ CONCERT – A Stand Against Hate!
(Note from the editor of the site. Normally, while I find many political and social subject to be of great importance, I feel that they generally are not the proper subject of a business website or a business blog. I find this subject to be an exception. I myself am a child of a survivor – although no longer a child – and therefore find this subject compelling and worth promoting. Steve Whitehill)
The “Night Holocaust Project” is a unique and timely series of concerts based on the book by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Elie Wiesel and the music of a renowned Jewish composer and Cantor Leib Glantz. The “Night Holocaust Project” is a call to unity and resistance in the face of rising anti-Semitism and all crimes of hate.
The ‘Night’ Holocaust Project” is sponsored and staged by The Non-Profit L.G. Holocaust Project, Inc. a 501-C-3 non-profit organization whose goal is to educate the public and the young, in particular, about the horrors of the Holocaust and all Genocides in order to combat anti-Semitism and all forms of racism and violence. The concert is tribute to the late Elie Wiesel (1928-2016), who survived the Auschwitz death camp at age 15 – and integrating it with the amazing music of Elie Wiesel. The International Advisory Board of the Project includes 46 prominent individuals from many countries. All recognized for their commitment to combating anti-Semitism and other crimes against humanity.
Cantor and composer Leib Glantz (1898-1964), is considered worldwide as one of the great cantors of all time. He made an enormous impact on Jewish synagogue music through his amazing compositions and his beautiful lyric tenor. Every cantor in the world regularly sings his compositions, that crowned him as the star of the ‘Golden Era of Jewish Liturgical Music.’
For these concerts, Leib Glantz’s Liturgical music was recomposed and orchestrated into the classical music genre by renowned American composer – Maestro Joseph Ness.
The spectator is offered a truly moving experience – the performance of excerpts from Elie Wiesel’s memoir, accompanied by a screen projection of Holocaust and Genocide images, a symphony orchestra, a 100-plus voice choir of classical singers and instrumental soloists. The ‘Night’ acting/narrating will be performed by famous actors in the language of each country in which the event is performed and Leib Glantz’s music is sung in Hebrew with sub-titles on the giant stage screen.
Although the theme is generated by the Holocaust. the intention is to project a message of global civility and harmony through Wiesel’s memoir, which was written without rancor and combined with Leib Glantz’s very positive lyrics. The Non-Profit LG. Holocaust Project’s stated mission is to educate and raise awareness to the dangers of Hate, especially among the younger generation, by providing free tickets to all the concerts to high school and college students.
The first two concerts of the series were performed in Russia and Lithuania in January 2019 before audiences of thousands. These concerts commemorated the UN International Day of Holocaust Remembrance. The two events were sponsored by the Foreign Ministry of the Federal Government of Germany.
The recent European concerts were a first step toward achieving the ultimate goal of continuing the series with performances in concert halls and theatrical venues throughout the world by prestigious orchestras and choirs.
The first two North American concerts are scheduled at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach, Florida, on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 2:30 pm and 7:30 pm for an audience of 2,200 per concert. They will feature the amazing Palm Beach Symphony Orchestra, tenor Daniel Mutlu and pianist Elena Klionsky – both of international acclaim.
On Jan. 27, 2020 – The UN International Day of Holocaust Remembrance – the ‘Night’ concert will be performed in Germany at the 3,600 – seat Kuppelsaal Concert Hall in Hannover by a Russian Symphony Orchestra and the Lithuanian National choir.
On April 20, 2020– Erev Yom HaShoah -The ‘Night’ Concert will be performed in Tel Aviv by the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO) – at the 3,000-seat Heichal Ha Tarbut- Charles Bronfman concert hall.
In 2020 concerts are planned for Loudon, Riga, Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Santiago. Chile. For more information please log on to our website: www.TheNightHolocaustProject.com.
Dr. Jerry Glantz, Director
The Night Holocaust Project
The Non-Profit L.G.l Holocaust Project, Inc. a 501-C-3 organization – ElN 81-4523192
21711 Town Place Drive
Boca Raton, Florida 33433 USA