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Archival Holocaust Music of Spiritual Resistance

March 13, 2018, 8:00 pm
Location Chapin Hall (John J. Cali School of Music) - Leshowitz Recital Hall
SponsorCali School of MusicCostFree, no tickets requiredMore Informationhttp://www.montclair.edu/musicPosted InCali School of Music
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Dr. Freeman  is a member of the Cali School faculty and the musicologist for the Association of Holocaust Organizations, the international alliance of Holocaust museums and education commissions.  She is a concert violinist and violist. Her 1935 Joseph Bausch viola was rescued from the Holocaust. The Bausch viola serves as a voice of remembrance in Dr. Freeman's Holocaust music lecture-recitals which she performs throughout the U.S. The personal stories of composers interned in the ghettos and concentration camps come to life as Dr. Freeman plays their stirring melodies on her resonant viola. Audiences are taught how to sing the most emblematic archival songs, led by Dr. Freeman's lovely alto voice. Each folk song and instrumental piece serve as legacies for humanity, character education, spiritual resistance, and hope.