The 'Night' Holocaust Project represents an endeavor to amplify the very human memoir of the late Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Elie Wiesel (1928-2016) - a fifteen-year-old survivor of the Auschwitz death camps - with the amazing music of Leib Glantz (1898-1964) - considered worldwide as one of the greatest cantors and composers of Jewish music.
The classical music orchestration of composer Leib Glantz’s liturgical music has been performed by the renowned Jewish American composer and orchestrator Joseph Ness, under the supervision of Berlin educated Israeli composer and symphony conductor Maestro Noam Sheriff, and the distinguished Chilean composer and symphony conductor Jose Luis Dominguez.
The Night Holocaust Memorial event is to be performed around the world by symphony orchestras and large-scale mixed-voice choirs, in addition to a professional actor who will narrate 18 excerpts from the “Night” memoir in the local language to be performed.
The World Premiere of the ‘Night’ Holocaust event will take place in Kaliningrad, Russia, at the famous Kaliningrad Dome, on January 27, 2019 -- the United Nation’s International Day of Holocaust Remembrance.
The famous Russian actress and singer Tamara Gvirdtsiteli will narrate the excerpts from 'Night' in Russian.
The Kaliningrad Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the renowned Maestro Arkadi Feldman, will be joined by the famous Moscow Capella choir and other choirs (70 singers).
The event is planned to be televised live by Russian Television.
The theme of this event: “The Holocaust must remind us: we must put a stop to the Hate that is simmering around us because it can only lead to further genocides!"
The narration and music will be accompanied by a giant screen projection of images from several genocides, such as Ruanda, Cambodia, Bosnia, and the Holocaust.
Advanced negotiations are being held to stage the event in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Vilnius-Lithuania, Poland, London, Canada, Chile, and the USA.
The 40 distinguished members of the International Advisory Board of The ‘Night’ Holocaust Project express their enthusiastic support for this monumental event.