Concert in NYC: “Night of the Murdered Poets” with Sofie Van Lier and Dimitri Dove

Congress for Jewish Culture has organized a memorial concert honoring  the Yiddish poets murdered in the Soviet Union. The concert will take place on Tuesday, August 12th, at 6:30 PM at YIVO, Center for Jewish History (15 West 16th Street, NYC, NY 10011).
The featured works are:
Mikhail Gnesin – Jewish Songs, Op. 37
Mieczyslaw Weinberg – Jewish Songs, 2nd Cycle to Lyrics by Shmuel Halkin , Op. 17
Dmitri Shostakovich – Prelude and Fuge No. 8 in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 87, and selected songs from “From Jewish Folk Poetry”, Op. 79  (in Yiddish)
Veniamin Basner – Three fragments from the musical “Jewish Luck”

Professor Tom Bird of Queens College, CUNY, will deliver opening remarks. Admission is free, but reservations are required and can be made at the YIVO/CJH website: