On May 21, the Polish Music Center and the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust will present a concert dedicated to Polish composer and Holocaust survivor, Roman Ryterband. Touring Western Europe on the eve of World War II, Ryterband was able to board the last train to Switzerland, where he took refuge until the mid-1950s. Except for his sister and her son, his entire family perished in the Holocaust.
A master of the chamber ensemble, Ryterband expanded his horizons in North America, where he lived in Montreal and Chicago before settling in Palm Springs. In 2016, his family donated an extensive collection of his personal correspondence and musical manuscripts to the Polish Music Center.
The concert program will be solely comprised of Ryterband’s works, including: Deux Images (Two Images), Trois Ballades Hebraiques (Three Hebrew Ballades), Z Polskich Niw (Song of the Plains of Poland), Three Hebrew Songs, Two American Songs, Spring of Love – Concerto Waltz. The pieces will be performed by pianist Nic Gerpe, violinist Pasha Tseitlin, soprano Kirsten Ashley Wiest, harpist Ko Ni Choi.
Due to limited seating, the Museum asks all guests to reserve a ticket at lamoth.ticketleap.com. Although there is a suggested donation, guests may enter any amount, including $0, to make a reservation. RSVP today to save yourself a seat!
Sunday, May 21, 2017 | 4:00 p.m.
The Music Of Roman Ryterband @ LAMOTH
Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust
100 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles, California 90036
Suggested Donation: $10
RSVP & Info: lamoth.ticketleap.com
[Source: press release]