"Legacy of Forbidden Music" Concert

A quartet from the Houston Symphony will present a free concert entitled Legacy of Forbidden Music on Monday, April 12 from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm in the Main Stage Theatre in the Center for Arts Building, Lone Star College CyFair campus. CyFair College is located at 9191 Barker Cypress Road.

The concert is to be held in remembrance of Shoah (the Holocaust) and will present classical music pieces rarely performed in the United States, composed by Pavel Haas, who was murdered in Auschwitz in 1944. Pieces by Alexander Zemlinsky will also be performed. The music of both composers and many others of note was banned by the Nazi government in Germany during the Holocaust as part of a propaganda campaign entitled “Entartete Musik “ (degenerate music) designed to denigrate and ban the music of Jewish composers and other music such as American Jazz. The pieces will be accompanied by narration and a media presentation. It promises to be an exciting event for both music and history lovers.

This event is co-sponsored by the college’s Windows on the World (WOW) Program , the Friends of the Harris County Public Library-CyFair Branch and the Harris County Public Library-CyFair Branch. For more information or directions, please call the library at 281-290-3214 or the coordinator of the event, librarian Amy Mollberg, at 832-482-1028.

For a complete list of events and programs, please visit Gain Insight and Perspective into Yom HaShoah.