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Memorial Ceremony and Concert

Buchmann-Mehta School of Music Symphony Orchestra Tel Aviv University in cooperation with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra


Monday 28 January 2008, 6:00 - 8:30PM

Concert Audience Observe Moment of Silence in Memory of Holocaust Victims

Audience Observse Moment of Silence in Memory ofthe victims of the Holocaust

Zubin Mehta – Conductor
United States Congressman Tom Lantos – Keynote Speaker

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A group photo of the main participants and organizers of the Holocaust Remembrance Day concert. From left to right: Kiyo Akasaka, Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information; Avi Shoshani, Secretary-General of the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra; Ambassador Richard Swett; Katrina Swett, daughter of Congressman Tom Lantos; Bareket Buchmann, Josef Buchmann, Ron Huldai, Mayor of Tel Aviv; Asha-Rose Migiro, Deputy Secretary-General; Srgjan Kerim, President of the sixty-second session of the General Assembly; Daniel Gillerman, Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations; Janice Gillerman, Maestro Zubin Mehta, Nancy Mehta, Tomer Lev, Dean of the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music; Ariel Atias, Minister of Communication for Israel; and his wife, Ariel Atias.

A group photo of the main participants and organizers of the Holocaust Remembrance Day concert. From left to right: Kiyo Akasaka, Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information; Avi Shoshani, Secretary-General of the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra; Ambassador Richard Swett; Katrina Swett, daughter of Congressman Tom Lantos; Bareket Buchmann, Josef Buchmann, Ron Huldai, Mayor of Tel Aviv; Asha-Rose Migiro, Deputy Secretary-General; Srgjan Kerim, President of the sixty-second session of the General Assembly; Daniel Gillerman, Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations; Janice Gillerman, Maestro Zubin Mehta, Nancy Mehta, Tomer Lev, Dean of the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music; Ariel Atias, Minister of Communication for Israel; and his wife, Ariel Atias. UN Photo/ Evan Schneider

Programme

Srgjan Kerim President of the sixty-second session of the United Nations General Assembly

Dan Gillerman Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations

Music

Zubin Metha

Zubin Mehta, Maestro and Conductor conducts the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music Symphony Orchestra

Maestro Conducts Symphony Orchestra

Paul Ben-Haim (1897-1984) – Psalms (1940)
Max Bruch (1838-1920)
Kol Nidre Adagio on Hebrew Melodies for Cello & Orchestra
Hillel Zori – Cello Solo
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) – Symphony no. 5 in C minor op. 67. Allegro con brio, Andante con moto, Allegro, Allegro

Keynote Address

Keynote speech delivered by Dr. Katrina Lantos Swett

Keynote speech delivered by Dr. Katrina Lantos Swett

United States Congressman Tom Lantos: “Remembrance and Beyond – Civic Responsibility and the Preservation of Democratic Values”
(delivered by Dr. Katrina Lantos Swett, on behalf of her father Congressman Lantos (D-CA), Chairman, House Committee on Foreign Affairs)

Memorial Prayer

Cantor Itzhak Meir Helfgot

Cantor Itzhak Meir Helfgot

Ani Maamin- " I believe" , melody composed by Rabbi Azriel David Fastag to the words of the twelfth of the Thirteen Principles of Jewish Faith . Known as the Holocaust Hymn, this song is frequently performed at Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremonies in memory of the victims of the Holocaust. El Maleh Rachamim - "Merciful God". This memorial prayer asks God to grant perfect rest to the souls of the dead.

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