Lisa here, with a really neat update about Arts and Culture in Tampa Bay.
The Carrollwood Cultural Center is hosting Music of Jewish Holocaust Composers, in "Music Reborn III: A European Legacy."
This is the third year the Tampa Ameet Chapter of Hadassah and the Carrollwood Cultural Center will be presenting this benefit concert. The concert is in remembrance of Kristallnacht. For those of you who don't know, or who have forgotten the tragic details of this night, I will remind you.
Kristallnacht happened on November 9th, 1938, and was Hitler's response to the assassination of a German official. The results of this night were catastrophic. November 9th resulted in a wave of violence against Germany's remaining 300,000 Jews. Stormtroopers and ordinary citizens were encouraged to break into Jewish homes, businesses and synagogues, burning, looting, beating and murdering (not a great night). A result of this was broken glass in the streets, hence Kristallnacht ("The Night of Broken Glass"). This horrendous act also signaled the opening of the Nazi war against the Jews.
Judging by how intense November 9th, 1938 was, I'm going to go out on a limb and say the music associated with it will be just as intense. The concert will be on November 9th, 2010 at 7:30pm. It is the 72nd anniversary of this event.
Nancy Rubenstien a Tampa native collected the heretofore rarely played, often unpublished scores of Jewish composers. Unfortunately many of then died during the Holocaust. The music will be "charming but difficult to play." The entire evening represents many composers whose lives were very impacted by the Holocaust. Luckily many of them survived.
Just to let you all know, this is the ONLY event in Tampa to even take note of this historical occurrence. And this evening will be dedicated to the memory of Mary Ann Scialdo, the late Artistic Director of the Carrollwood Cultural Center, without whom this event would never have started.
Tickets are $18 for members, $35 for non-members, and $22 for seniors.
Come on out and show your support for an event that impacted so many people. And keep checking back for more Tampa Florida News updates!