Free “Legacy of Forbidden Music” Concert Set April 12

A Houston Symphony quartet will perform a “Legacy of Forbidden Music” concert, a free event April 12 held in commemoration of Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day) that will excite both music and history lovers.

In Germany during the Holocaust, the Nazi government banned music of Jewish composers and other music, such as American Jazz, as part of a propaganda campaign titled “Entartete Musik” (degenerate music.) In this concert “to recover what was lost,” the audience will hear some classical music pieces rarely performed in the United States. Among the featured composers are Pavel Haas, who after 3 years in a concentration camp was murdered in Auschwitz in 1944, and Alexander Zemlinksy.

A narration and media presentation will accompany the Houston Symphony quartet’s performance set from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Main Stage Theatre in the Center for Arts Building at Lone Star College-CyFair, located at 9191 Barker Cypress Road. 

Co-sponsoring this evening are the college’s Windows on the World program, the Friends of the Harris County Public Library-CyFair Branch and the Harris County Public Library-CyFair Branch. This event is part of a month-long commemoration of the victims and events of the Holocaust.

For information or directions, call the library at 281.290.3214 or go to LoneStar.edu. For information on this event, contact librarian Amy Mollberg at 832.482.1028. For information on other Yom HaShoah commemorative events, contact librarian Elise Sheppard at 281.290.5248.