MCC-Maple Woods presents ‘Day of Remembrance: Remembering the Holocaust Through Music and Art’

For the past thirteen years, Jim Murray has coordinated a cultural tribute at Metropolitan Community College that honors those who were lost and those who survived the Holocaust.

Murray, the music program coordinator at MCC-Maple Woods, is pleased to announce the program for the 14th anniversary event.

“Day of Remembrance: Remembering the Holocaust Through Music and Art” will take place Monday, April 24, at 6:30 p.m. at MCC-Maple Woods, Campus Center 110 (Arbor Room). The performance coincides on the same day this year as the International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Murray says the program includes the music of composers who were interned in the concentration camps during World War II, while also exploring the connections between the arts.

“Each year the event is different,” describes Murray. “This year will feature performances of music and recitation of poetry written by survivors paired with visual art created for the event by students enrolled in Painting I classes.”

​The musicians this year include Kim Foskett and Eryn Bates, who will be performing the Suite for Oboe by Pavel Haas and the William Jewell College Chapel Choir, led by Nicole Murray.  Murray provide a narrative context for the evening.

The event is free and open to the public.  It should be noted, the content is appropriate for children 13 and older.

Click here to read more about Murray’s history with the event in an MCC article from April 2016.