Our acclaimed Holocaust Remembrance Series

Celebrating the creativity of the human spirit

This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely,
more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before.
 –Leonard Bernstein

Sunday, November 9 at 5 PM
6th Annual Holocaust Remembrance Concert
Kate Steinbeck, flute • Fred Lemmons, clarinet • John Ravnan, viola • Ivan Seng, piano

Works by Leo Smit and Vítězslava Kaprálová

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNC Asheville, Manheimer Room
Free Admission

We will also be performing an afternoon school concert of this program on
Thursday, November 6 at the Fine Arts Center in Greenville,SC.

We are grateful to the Weiner Family Foundation for their generous support of Elegy. 


All of us—need to be reminded that life is paramount. Even when it is stamped out, it eventually returns. Where there is life, there is spirit. And where there is spirit, where there is even one human soul, there is music. –Rudolf Schwartz, Conductor, Kulturbund Orchestra Berlin, 1941

Ervin Schulhoff  - Trio for flute, viola and bass
Music of the Sephardic Diaspora

Kate Steinbeck flute • John Ravnan viola • Amy Brucksch guitar • Ian Bracchitta bass

April 25  Concert, Fine Arts Center, Greenville, SC
April 28  Concert, NC Center for Creative Retirement, Reuter Center, UNC Asheville



What a wonderful concert at the Temple in April. It was an uplifting remembrance of a dark time in history. - EW, Audience member

Ervin Schulhoff

Darius Milhaud – Sonatine for flute and piano (1922)
George Walker – Prelude (1941) and Caprice (1945)
Vítězslava Kaprálová – Pieces from Childhood (1924-1928)
Joseph Schwantner – Black Anemones (1994)
Erwin Schulhoff – Sonata for Flute and Piano (1924)

Kate Steinbeck, flute • Kimberly Cann, piano

April 26 • Concert, Temple of Israel, Greenville, SC
April 29 • Concert, NC Center for Creative Retirement, Reuter Center, UNC Asheville


Elegy 2008-2010 events were held in commemoration of Kristallnacht or the Night of Broken Glass, a coordinated attack on Jewish people and their property in Nazi Germany and Austria through the night of November 9, 1938.

We gratefully acknowledge the Deutsch Family for their support of this three-year project.


Leonard Bernstein

The Music
Leonard Bernstein: Two lyrical works by this American
icon • Vítezslava Kaprálová: Legends and Elegy • Ernest Bloch: Suite Modale • Dmitri Shostakovich: Piano Trio No. 2, Op. 67

The Musicians
Kate Steinbeck flute • Amy Lovinger violin • Elizabeth Gergel cello • Dan Weiser piano

November 7 • Yancy County Concert House • Celo, NC
November 9 • Asheville High School Concert • Connecting with the next generation
November 9 • Asheville Art Museum • Asheville, NC


The Music

Viktor Ullman

Viktor Ullman - Love Songs, op. 26 (1939)
Leo Smit - Sonata for flute and piano (1943)
Paul Schoenfield - Achat Sha’alti (1991)
Michael Cohen - From the Wall (2005)
Compositions from other musicians who perished in the camps along with music of Kurt Weill

The Musicians
Tena Greene soprano • Kate Steinbeck flute/artistic director • Franklin Keel cello • Dan Weiser piano

Special Guest
Poetry read by Dr. Richard Chess, Director, the Center for Jewish Studies at UNCA and Professor, Department of Literature and Language

November 8 • NC Center for Creative Retirement • UNCA-Reuter Center • Asheville
November 9 • Live radio concert from WCQS • Asheville
November 10 • Concert with discussion as part of Holocaust and the Arts, Karpen Hall, UNCA


Vítězslava Kaprálová, 1938

The Music
Songs in Czech by Vitezslava Kapralova (1915-1940) • Sonata for flute and piano by Erwin Schulhoff (1894-1942) and a solo work for piano by Frederic Chopin

The Musicians
Tena Greene soprano • Kate Steinbeck flute/artistic director • Karen Sams piano

Alice Hertz-Sommer, c.1920

The Program
Poetry of Paul Celan read by Mara Simmons

A presentation by Elizabeth Spragins about
Alice Hertz-Sommer, a concert pianist, before, during and after the Nazi’s imprisoned her in Theresienstadt. Her musicianship allowed her and young son Raphael, to survive.

November 9 • UNCA-Reuter Center • Asheville
November 13 • Lord Auditorium, Pack Memorial Library • Asheville

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