Kristallnacht Remembrance To Feature Members of The Cleveland Orchestra

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Kristallnacht Remembrance To Feature Members of The Cleveland Orchestra

Theme is how music can be a platform of resistance and hope in times of injustice and hatred. 

The Temple-Tifereth Israel will hold a special Shabbat service in remembrance of Kristallnacht on Friday November 12 at 6:00pm at The Temple located at 26000 Shaker Boulevard in Beachwood. The service will feature members of The Cleveland Orchestra playing Jewish-themed classical pieces by Bloch, Ravel, Prokofiev, and others. The entire community is invited to attend, regardless of religious background. More information is available at

Selected repertoire will include Sergei Prokofiev’s Overture on Hebrew Themes for String Quartet, Clarinet and Piano, Ernest Bloch’s Prayer from Jewish Life for Cello and Piano, and Maurice Ravel’s Kaddish for Oboe and Piano, among others.

The musicians performing will be Jennifer Call, mezzo soprano, Alicia Koelz, violin, Philip Setzer, violin, Tanya Ell, cello, Frank Rosenwein, oboe, Robert Woolfrey, clarinet, Carolyn Warner, piano, and the Omni Quartet: Amy Lee and Alicia Koelz, violins, Joanna Zakany, viola, and Tanya Ell, cello.

Kristallnacht, or “the night of broken glass,” occurred on the night of November 9, 1938 and initiated a chain of events that led to the Holocaust. On Kristallnacht, Jewish homes, synagogues, and businesses were destroyed by the Nazis and the streets in Germany and Nazi-occupied Europe were covered with glass from the shattered windows of synagogues, Jewish homes, and businesses.

This service also marks the international book launch and opening of an art exhibition of fine art photographs of Holocaust violins. “Violins and Hope | From The Holocaust To Symphony Hall” will be on view at The Temple Museum of Jewish Art, Religion, and Culture from Friday, November 12, 2021 until Sunday, February 27, 2022. The exhibition features 30 large-scale photographs by Daniel Levin documenting renowned Israeli luthier Amnon Weinstein’s workshop as he restores violins from the Holocaust. Full information is available at

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