Music of Remembrance Presents: The Parting
Thursday, May 23, 2019 | 7:30 p.m.
Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
The Parting, a daring new opera by composer Tom Cipullo and librettist David Mason, explores the life and art of Miklós Radnóti, widely considered one of the most important poetic witnesses to the Holocaust. The work is a profound meditation on what it is about art that outlives us, and that can enable one to create even in the face of unimaginable adversity. With baritone Michael Mayes, mezzo soprano Catherine Cook, and soprano Laura Strickling. Plus: little-known chamber works by three Hungarian composers – László Weiner, Sándor Vándor and Sándor Kuti – who like Radnóti perished at Nazi hands. MOR’s instrumental ensemble is drawn from the Seattle Symphony.
6:45 p.m. Pre-Concert Interview: Kip Cranna, Dramaturg of the San Francisco Opera, leads a conversation with composer Tom Cipullo and Stage Director Erich Parce.