Music Written by Holocaust Survivor to be Featured at Concert



Nov. 10, 2003 – The Department of Music at Southeast Missouri State University will feature a concert Nov. 19 entitled “Between the Wars: Music of a Lost Generation,” to be performed by Lorraine Glass-Harris of the St. Louis Symphony, along with her sister, Fern Glass Boyd, professor of music at the University of Montana.

The program is free and is open to the public.  The event is scheduled for 11 a.m. in Brandt, Room 205.

This concert will feature the performance of a duo for violin and cello written by Erwin Schulhoff, a Jewish Czech composer who was imprisoned by the Nazis and died in a concentration camp in 1942.

Also on the program will be a work for piano and violin entitled “Elegy,” written for the victims of the Holocaust by the American composer Robert Starer. The concert will include duos by the celebrated European composer, Bela Bartok, who was active between the two World Wars.

Boyd and Harris, two gifted sisters, will perform duo programs throughout the United States.  Lorraine is a violinist with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, and Fern is professor of cello at the University of Montana.  The sisters will present this program both in Cape Girardeau and St. Louis this month.

Southeast faculty members Gary Miller, piano, and Sara Edgerton, cello, will assist on this concert.

For further information about the program, please contact the Department of Music at 573-651-2141.