Merima Kljuco, accordion
This concert features works by both Jewish and Muslim composers, and includes a world premiere, commissioned by CityMusic, by composer Merima Kljuco, who will also perform on accordion. The new work, Sarajevo Haggadah, is a reflection on a Haggadah hidden from the Nazis during World War II, which was saved by the local community in Sarajevo. Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Geraldine Brooks, and journalist and author Joshua Hammer, will serve as narrators to discuss a Muslim library inTimbuktu, saved by the local community in similar fashion. Georgian and Israeli composer Josef Bardanashvili’s beautiful Elegy for Strings rounds out the compelling program.
Wednesday, March 14,
Thursday, March 15,
St. Jerome Church, 15000 Lake Shore Blvd, Cleveland
Friday, March 16, 11:00 AM
Cuyahoga County Library 2121 Snow Rd, Parma
Lakewood Congregational Church, 1375 West Clifton, Lakewood
Saturday, March 17,
Shrine Church of St. Stanislaus, 3649 E. 65th Street, Cleveland
Sunday, March 18,
St. Mary Parish, 320 Middle Ave, Elyria
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