"The Ethics" is scored for 40-voice choir, piano (Teresa Ancaya), percussion (Michael Skillern), and violin (composer Ittai Shapira) and was premiered at Carnegie Hall on May 14, 2015 in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Theresienstadt Concentration Camp. In The Ethics, Shapira invokes the music and memory of the Jewish prisoners of the camp, offering a contemporary response to Brundibár - the opera Jewish children were forced to perform for their Nazi captors.
An article about the upcoming event and performance is available for download below.
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Florida Holocaust Museum - To Life: To the Arts:
"The phrase "We shall not forget" is a must, but not enough. We need to keep the memory alive. This is not "just" about the Holocaust; In the video below, I discuss the enormous potential of the Arts with architect Daniel Libeskind and anthropologist Natasha Zar towards building the next generation of Holocaust Memory through Identity and Empathy." - Ittai Shapira