Treny was commissioned by the Terezín Chamber Music Foundation as a living memorial to the composers and musicians of the Terezin concentration camp who perished during the Holocaust. More information about TCMF is here. Dedicated to soprano Dawn Upshaw and Edna Kalman. The world premiere was given in Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall, NYC on November 2, 2008.
Audio and video from a May 2009 rehearsal/performance at NEC's Jordan Hall.
Rehearsal video excerpt: IX Swymi Piosnkami
Rehearsal video excerpt: XI Zal Ojcowski
Dawn Upshaw - soprano
Gilbert Kalish - piano
Guy Fishman - cello
Laura Heinrichs - flutes
MJWB - hyper-accordion
Musical score ©Voxumbilical Music
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