Fantastic Season Opener – "A Place and a Name: Remembering the Holocaust"

November 18th, 2011

We are delighted to share with you that our season opening concert “A Place and a Name: Remembering the Holocaust” was an intensely moving and memorable event. Working with fantastic guest artists Shulamit Ran, composer, and Lucy Shelton, soprano, was musically thrilling.

We are honored that Daniel Kutner, Consul-General of Israel to the Mid-Atlantic Region of the United States, attended and gave a welcome.
The outpouring of audience comments has been very gratifying.

Here are some quotes from concertgoers:
“I was totally “blown away” by the meaning and magnitude of “A Place and a Name: Remembering the Holocaust.” The texts and music as expressed in masterful performances by Lucy Shelton and the Dolce Suono Ensemble brought the depth and horror of that time to life. No one in that audience could ever forget that memorable concert experience and the tragedy for which it stood.” – N. H.

“What a wonderful and very special concert that was today. Very meaningful and emotional. The finale, Shulamit Ran’s O the Chimneys was dramatic, powerful and chilling.” – W. L.
“The concert was a monument. Lucy Shelton, like Dolce Suono Ensemble, makes the audience understand the music and the ideas. Dolce Suono Ensemble’s varied program of Holocaust compositions blended their brand of interpretation and artistry into a meaningful and personal experience.” – M. L.
“Honestly, we we overwhelmed by the emotion and passion displayed by the artists. Each artist perfectly supported the other in a most professional manner. We can not imagine a more perfect performance. Thank you for the opportunity to experience this.” – H. B.

“We want to thank you very much for the wonderful performance you presented yesterday. We were thrilled with the pieces, especially the last piece that brought us right into the death camps. Shulamit Ran is a marvelous composer.” – M. B.

And some photos

Soprano Lucy Shelton and Dolce Suono Ensemble at the sound check for Shulamit Ran’s O the Chimneysin Field Concert Hall, Curtis Institute of Music (November 13, 2011)
Shulamit Ran, Lucy Shelton, and Mimi Stillman after the concert