Music Department Hosts Holocaust Memorial Concert to Commemorate Yom Hashoah

By Dan DiPrinzio | April 20, 2023

The Music Department hosted a Holocaust Memorial Concert on April 18 to commemorate Yom Hashoah, the international Holocaust Remembrance Day. 

The concert, held at Grey Towers Castle in front of a full capacity crowd, featured faculty, students, staff, and members from the larger community.

“From the bottom of my heart, thank you for being here to commemorate this tragic event,” said Samuel Heifetz, director of the Music Program who lost several family members in the Holocaust. “This not only remembers the victims of the Holocaust, but it celebrates the saviors who liberated the concentration camps.”

Many local Jewish leaders were in attendance to stand in solidarity with Arcadia in remembering the lives lost in the Holocaust as well as stand against the current rising tide of antisemitism around the world. 

Musicians included Heifetz (piano), Hoejin Sim (soprano), Lenuta Civlei (violin), George Atanasiu (cello), and the Arcadia University Chamber Choir directed by William J. Naydan.