MY FATHER’S JOURNEY
A Story of Reconciliation Between Generations touched by the Holocaust. In honor of Daniel Pearl. Interweaving stories, theater, and Yiddish, Hebrew, French and Russian songs, Bay Area mezzo-soprano Sylvie Braitman presents a unique show based
on her father’s story of survival during the Holocaust. Through acting, music and humor, she has created a powerful vehicle for transgenerational healing.
The concert will take place Sunday, October 9, 2005, 4 – 6 pm at the
Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center, 1414 Walnut Street, Berkeley, in association with the 21st Jewish Music Festival.
Please call 510-848-0237 or
visit www.brjcc.org for more information. Admission is $12.
Sylvie Braitman, born in Paris to Jewish Polish parents, grew up speaking and singing in Yiddish. A graduate from the prestigious Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, she moved to San Francisco in 1990. She earned her BA at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and is a scholar and performer of music of the Holocaust.
Ms. Braitman has an extensive repertoire of songs from the period that she has shared with various survivors’ groups. She is the creator of “Shtille Licht, From Folk Songs to Art Songs, Yiddish and Ladino Music,” presented as part of the musical series of A Traveling Jewish Theater in San Francisco. Long Live Life: Theresienstadt 1941-1945, produced with Betty Grandis, was presented as part as the 2001 Jewish Music Festival. The concert, including a cast of ten musicians and actors, showcased music performed in the infamous Theresienstadt ghetto. In addition, she has premiered opera roles for Berkeley Symphony with Maestro Kent Nagano, and the Sonoma Opera. She also performs French cabaret music of her native France.