Niki Jacobs sings Theodorakis’ Mauthausen Cycle
A performance celebrating the beautiful sounds of Jewish music, commemorating those whose lives were lost in the Holocaust.
Originally planned for the summer of 2020 to mark 75 years of freedom and liberation following the Holocaust, this Dutch quintet is finally able to bring their extraordinary performance to the USA. Led by classically-trained vocalist Niki Jacobs, the performance celebrates the beautiful sounds of Jewish music, commemorating those whose lives were lost in World War II and honoring those who brought Jewish culture to America. The centerpiece of the performance is the Ballad of Mauthausen, seen worldwide as one of the most gorgeous musical pieces ever to be written about the Second World War. It is a collaboration between the Greek poet Lakovos Kambanellis, who was a survivor of Kamp Mauthausen, and Mikis Theodorakis, the famous Greek composer banned for activism against social injustice. Theodorakis himself has praised this interpretation of his music. The ensemble consists of trumpet, viola, cello, accordion, and voice.
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