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Yom Hashoah Commemoration

May 6 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm MST

2024 Yom Hashoah Comemmoration
Monday, May 6, 2024

5:30 p.m. reception, 6 p.m. program

Candlelighting ceremony with special prayers in memory of those killed in the Holocaust

Featured speaker: Björn Krondorfer, director of the Martin-Springer Institute (MSI) at Northern Arizona University 

‘Voices Silenced: Music from the Holocaust,’ a lecture-recital by Hannah Creviston and Baruch Meir, performing piano duets written by composers who were killed in the Holocaust

Featured speaker: Björn Krondorfer

Björn Krondorfer will share his story about finding out as an adult that his father was a German soldier at a slave labor camp in Poland.

Björn Krondorfer is director of the Martin-Springer Institute (MSI) at Northern Arizona University and Endowed Professor of Religious Studies. He is the author of “The Holocaust and Masculinities.” In 2002, he helped to edit and publish the survivor memoir by Edward Gastfriend, “My Father’s Testament: Memoir of a Jewish Teenager.” Among his many other works are “Reconciliation in Global Context” (2018), “Men and Masculinities in Christianity and Judaism” (2009) and “Remembrance and Reconciliation” (1995). As director of the MSI, he organizes public and educational events related to the lessons of the Holocaust, including symposia, teacher trainings, lectures, student research projects and exhibits. 


Voices Silenced:
Music From the Holocaust

Voices Silenced, a lecture-recital of piano duets, features music by Erwin Schulhoff, Pal Budai and Leo Smit, three composers who were killed in the Holocaust.

Hannah Creviston, piano

Hannah Creviston is Clinical Associate Professor at Arizona State University, where she is Director of Piano Pedagogy and the ASU Community Music School, and Coordinator for Class Piano. Frequent workshop topics include Music Learning Theory, teaching music to children with special needs, the importance of movement in teaching rhythm and piano music by composers killed in the Holocaust. 

Prior to joining the ASU faculty in the fall of 2012, Creviston was on the faculty at the Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam.

As a collaborative pianist, she has performed in festivals and competitions throughout the United States and abroad, and she performs regularly in a duo with her husband, saxophonist Christopher Creviston. Together, they have recorded Snell Sessions and Columbia Sessions, both on the Albany Records label, Sunday Afternoon and Breaking available through CD Baby and Phoenix Rising on the Blue Griffin label.

Baruch Meir, piano

Baruch Meir is an Associate Professor of Piano at Arizona State University. He is a Bösendorfer Artist and the Founder, President and Artistic Director of the Bösendorfer and Yamaha USASU International Piano Competition.


May 6
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm MST
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