The World Premiere took place in Lithuania on November 5th, 2022 with the Kaunas Symphony Orchestra and Kaunas State Choir under the leadership of music director Constantine Orbelian.  Kaunas, in addition to being the city where Sugihara was vice-consul and where he issued the visas that saved so many lives, has been chosen as the Cultural Capital of Europe in 2022 and the performance of this new work will be one of the featured highlights of the celebration.

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  • Prague Radio Orchestra conducted by Maestro Alexander Liebreich on March 27th, 2023

  • The American Premiere will be done on April 19th, 2023 in Carnegie Hall with the New York City Opera Orchestra and Chorus also under the leadership of Maestro Orbelian.

  • UCLA Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Neal Stulberg on May 18th, 2023

  • Concerto Budapest Symphony Orchestra, conducted by András Keller. Budapest, Hungary Spring 2023.

  • The work is also slated to be performed in the fall of 2023 with the Mexico City Philharmonic with Maestro Constantine Orbelian.

  • Festival Napa Valley with the Festival Orchestra Napa, under the leadership of Maestro Orbelian, July 18th 2023

  • Sinfonia Varsovia at the Polin Museum in Warsaw, Poland, October 8th, 2023

  • ​Sinfonia Varsovia in collaboration with UNESCO in Paris, France, October 10th, 2023

  • Dresden Philharmonie on November 11th, 2023

  • The Gewandhaus Orchestra. Leipzig, Germany, conducted by Alan Gilbert, January 11th and 14th, 2024.

  • National Arts Centre Orchestra, Ottawa, Canada January/February 2023

  • Fall of 2024 Konzerthaus Orchester in the Konzerthaus, Berlin, conducted by Joana Mallwitz

We invite orchestras to join us in the commissioning consortium and to be recognized in the orchestral score, as well as all concert programs and publicity.

The work is scored for solo cello, choir, and orchestra, however, as Covid-19 causes ever-changing situations, alternate, innovative configurations will be offered so as to present concerts where audiences and performers alike will feel safe.

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