Holocaust Remembrance Day at Museum of Jewish Heritage

WHAT: “Different Trains” Featuring the Israeli Contemporary String Quartet
WHERE: Edmond J. Safra Hall at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
36 Battery Place, Lower Manhattan
WHEN: Sunday, May 4, 2008, 7 p.m.
COST: $15 for adults, $12 for students and seniors, $10 for members

Join the internationally acclaimed Israeli Contemporary String Quartet
(ICSQ) for a moving performance of “Different Trains,” distinguished American
composer Steve Reich’s commemorative Holocaust work, in honor of Yom HaShoah, at the
Museum of Jewish Heritage-A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. “Different Trains,”
which The New York Times calls a “work of such astonishing originality that
breakthrough seems the only possible description,” will take place in Edmond J.
Safra Hall at the Museum on Sunday, May 4 at 7 p.m. This Grammy Award-winning work
consists of a live string quartet and collage of pre-recorded sounds. Josef
Bardanashvili’s String Quartet No. 1 and Dmitri Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 3
in F (Op. 73)
will complete the program.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for students and seniors, and $10 for members and
are available online at www.mjhnyc.org or by calling the Museum box office at (646)
437-4202. This concert is co-sponsored by the Consulate General of Israel.

The Israeli Contemporary String Quartet, one of Israel’s most influential ensembles,
is made up of Hadas Fabrikant, violin; Tali Goldberg, violin; Katya Polin, viola;
and Hilla Epstein, cello. The ICSQ has performed in concerts and festivals across
the United States, Europe, Asia, and Israel, including the Israeli premiere of
“Different Trains” at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art in 2002. The Quartet counts many
artists among its collaborators, including choreographers, dancers, video artists,
theater directors, composers, and performers. The ICSQ has received such honors as
Grand Prix at the Eighth International Contemporary Chamber Music Competition, the
Israel’s Minister of Culture and Education’s award, and the Alfred Ensor award.

The Museum’s three-floor Core Exhibition educates people of all ages and backgrounds
about the rich tapestry of Jewish life over the past century-before, during, and
after the Holocaust. Current special exhibitions include Daring to Resist: Jewish
Defiance in the Holocaust; Sosúa: A Refuge for Jews in the Dominican Republic; and
“To Return to the Land…” Paul Goldman’s Photographs of the Birth of Israel. The
Museum offers visitors a vibrant public program schedule in its Edmond J. Safra
Hall. It is also home to Andy Goldsworthy’s memorial Garden of Stones, as well as
James Carpenter’s Reflection Passage, Gift of The Gruss Lipper Foundation. The
Museum receives general operating support from the New York City Department of
Cultural Affairs, and is a founding member of the Museums of Lower Manhattan.