The concert took place on August 6, 2010, 11 a.m. at the Wolyn Jewry Hall, Givatayim, in cooperation with Yad Vashem and the Association of Israelis of Central European Origin.
The concert brought the first performance of the composer’s class, dealing with Viktor Ullmann’s last work “The Lay of the Love and Death of Cornet Christoph Rilke”, written in the ghetto to the text of the poet Rainer Maria Rilke. The concert opened with “Duo for Violin and Cello” by Gideon Klein, composed just before his deportation to ghetto Theresienstadt. For this reason only the whole first chapter and nearly the whole second chapter were preserved. The composition by Michael Wolpe “From the South”; music for chamber ensemble, inspired by Abba Kovner’s poem concluded the concert.
The ensemble “Meitar” was directed by Nir Cohen.
At the opening of the event Oded Breda greeted the audience and expressed the appreciation of Beit Theresienstadt to prof. David Bloch, musicologist and researcher of music composed in ghetto Theresienstadt. Alas, prof. Bloch died the day the concert was given.
Dr. Frumy Shchori, director of the Center at the Wolyn Jewry hall addressed the participants in the name of the Central School for Teaching the Holocaust at Yad Vashem; Ms Chana Uriel, who is also the chair of the Tel Aviv branch, greeted the audience for the Association of Israelis of Central European Origin – she had relatives in Theresienstadt, too.