Special Presentation of Hans Krása’s “Brundibár”

January 29 | 3:00pm

In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, The Young People’s Chorus of New York City (YPC) will perform the historic and poignant operetta “Brundibár,” accompanied by a live orchestra, directed by Eric Einhorn of On Site Opera, with costumes by Beth Goldenberg.

“Brundibár,” a children’s opera by Jewish Czech composer Hans Krása with a libretto by Adolf Hoffmeister, was regularly performed by the children of the Theresienstadt concentration camp in occupied Czechoslovakia in 1943.

“YPC is honored to pay tribute to the bravery and creativity of the Jewish arts and the Jewish spirit,” said YPC Artistic Director/Founder Francisco J. Núñez. “Brundibár” is a crucial piece of Jewish cultural history and performing this poignant operetta for new audiences could not be more meaningful or timely.”

The performance will include musical selections by Leonard Cohen, Simon & Garfunkel, and Leonard Bernstein sung by YPC as well as an educational component hosted by the museum.