Library hosts music of Theresienstadt

Library hosts music of Theresienstadt

Nancy Petschek-Kohn, co-founder of Children and Artists of Terezin, along with Mary Ann Joyce-Walter, a composer, will present a Holocaust remembrance at the Suffern Free Libraray.

The program will run at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, April 7 at 210 Lafayette Ave., Suffern. It includes an audio-visual presentation about the children’s opera “Brundibar,” followed by “Cantata for the Children of Terezin.”

Petschek- Kohn, a social worker and anti-bias educator, creates and runs programs for various settings, and is director of the juvenile anti-bias education program for the Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center in Westchester County. She is co-founder of Children and Artists of Terezin, an educational foundation based in Prague and New York, to educate people about the the lessons of the Holocaust as well as about the Camp itself.

Joyce-Walter, resides in Rockland County and is active composer of instrumental, choral and vocal music, and professor emerita at Manhattanville College. Her work has been performed at international festivals and concerts through the United States, Europe, and Russia. Her work has been published by Pioneer Drama, World Library of Sacred Music, Ars Nova, and Gold Branch and is available on CD from Ravello Records, Capstone and Pioneer Drama.

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