Songs of Truth: Holocaust Awareness Concert & Conversation Project

Presented by Golden Gate Symphony

Songs of Truth

The Golden Gate Symphony Orchestra & Chorus in collaboration with Holocaust Music Lost & Found, and Citizen Film present our season highlight - Songs of Truth: Holocaust Awareness Concert & Conversation

Join us in paying tribute to the exceptional talent and resilience of Jewish composers who continued to create music even while imprisoned during the Holocaust. The project showcases the works of highly accomplished, yet little known composers such as J. Kropinski, Ilse Weber, and Elsa Barraine, all who perished in Nazi concentration camps. 

Music written in such dire circumstances was composed out of necessity for very small ensembles - just a few instruments and the human voice.  As part of the Songs of Truth project the GGSOC is arranging the found songs for symphony orchestra and chorus so full-sized ensembles will be able to perform them in communities around the world. 

The Songs of Truth project provides a unique window into learning about the Holocaust through music, while also inspiring audiences to reflect on, recognize, and resist the rise of antisemitism today.  We offer Songs of Truth to our diverse audience as a way to stand together as allies with the Jewish community against hatred and disinformation today.

Tickets from City Box Office and at the door.

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City: Benicia
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Program Items

Matthew Arnerich Oseh Shalom - Tree of Life Variations
Hans Krasa Ouvertüre für kleines Orchester
Viktor Ullmann Piano Concerto Op. 25, 1st movement
Donald McCullough Holocaust Cantata, selections
Various Songs arranged for chorus & orchestra


Elad Kabilio Cello soloist
TBA Piano soloist
Diane Frank Poet

Benicia Clock Tower

Benicia Clock Tower

1189 Washington Street
Benicia, CA 94510
United States