Long Live Life: Music from Theresienstadt
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The frighteningly talented Rob Zombie, the singer-songwriter, musician and film director who's turned his obsession with the horror genre into movie and music gold, returns to his rock-show roots on his latest tour, complete with his signature pyrotechnics and mind-blowing SFX. A seven-time Grammy nominee, the rocker's fifth solo album, the intriguingly titled Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor, debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard 200, spinning off a pair of successful singles, "Dead City Radio and the New Gods of Super Town," and a cover of "We're an American Band." Meanwhile, Zombie's had phenomenal success as the writer-director of six highly grossing horror films. But there's nothing like experiencing this artist's singular vision and sound live on stage. Learn More
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A difficult subject beautifully presented. We enjoyed it very much and wish there had been a larger audience. We assume the subject put off many people. Music, both vocal and instrumental, was excellent and the narration quite poignant.
An evening of affirmation and remembrance of the Jewish experience through music and text. Adapted from the name of an actual cabaret show performed in Theresienstadt (Long Live Life: Theresienstadt 1941-1945), the evening features a one-hour performance of staged music and narration. All the music was written by prominent composers while they were detained at the camp. (Karel Svenk, Viktor Ullman, Gideon Klein, and others). _
Long Live Life _performers include a string quartet from the San Jose Chamber orchestra, a pianist, and singers Stephen Guggenheim, tenor, Layna Chianakas, mezzo-soprano, Allison Charney, soprano and Kevin Nakatani, bass.
This will be followed by the official release on CD of Choose Life by composer Mona Lyn Reese, with text by Delores Dufner. This recording, recently completed at Skywalker Ranch, features the same quartet of solo singers as Long Live Life in addition to the San Jose Chamber Orchestra and numerous choirs, including the award-winning Choral Project.
The dramatic oratorio Choose Life, Uvacharta Bachayim, draws on Jewish and Christian music and scripture, as well as the writings of Holocaust survivors, to create an ecumenical commemoration of the Holocaust. It was composed during Mona Lyn Reese’s 1993-94 Faith Partners Residency sponsored by the American Composers’ Forum and the Otto Bremer Foundation. Choose Life has received national acclaim and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 1995.