We Are Here: A Celebration of Resilience, Resistance, and Hope

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We Are Here: A Celebration of Resilience, Resistance, and Hope

Livestreamed at: www.wearehere.live

This special livestreamed concert event commemorates the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II and the 77th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, even as it speaks to the challenges of the current moment.

Featuring: Mayim Bialik, Renée Fleming, Whoopi Goldberg, Billy Joel, Academy Award Winner – Adrien Brody

Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Lang Lang, Joyce DiDonato, Lea Salonga, Lauren Ambrose, NY Governor Andrew Cuomo and many others—

Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene

Sing For Hope

In partnership with:

Lang Lang International Music Foundation

Network of 135+ organizations across the globe to livestream event— in 14 countries (Australia, Belarus, Canada, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, South Africa, Ukraine, the UK, and the US) and 35 US states. We hope to reach more than 100,000 people worldwide with a message of hope grounded in our history and elevated by powerful music. 

Australia: WE ARE HERE Foundation 

Premieres USA:  Sunday June 14 at 2pm US ET (New York) and goes dark Wed 17th 2pm US ET

Australia: Monday June 15 at 4am – Eastern States (3:30am – Adelaide, 2am – WA,  6am – Auckland)

The video will be online for 72 hours after that, until Thursday 18th in Australia

Livestreamed at: www.wearehere.live

The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising—in which 13,000 Jews died fighting Nazi oppression in April and May 1943—was the largest single act of resistance during the Holocaust. The Uprising was the inspiration for “Zog nit keyn mol” (Yiddish: “Never Say”), also known as the “Partisan Song,” which was written in 1943 by Hirsch Glick while he was in the Vilna Ghetto. The song, which exemplifies Jewish resistance to Nazi persecution, provided the initial inspiration for the June 14 concert event, and resonates today with themes of resistance, resilience, and hope.

“We are all inspired by the example set in the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. The Partisan Song, which begins and ends this program, speaks to the fight for social justice and fundamental human rights,” said Bruce Ratner, Chairman of the Board at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. 

 “With this program we hope to make our contribution to the tradition of resilience, resistance, and hope.” said Jack Kliger, President & CEO of the Museum of Jewish Heritage, NYC

The partial list of those featured:

Renowned actors, musicians, and civic leaders who will be featured in the event include: EGOT-winner Whoopi Goldberg; four-time Grammy Award and National Medal of Arts-winner, star soprano Renée Fleming; Grammy Hall of Famer and Tony-winner Billy Joel; world-renowned pianist Lang Lang; the iconic Dr. Ruth Westheimer; Emmy- and Tony-nominated actress Lauren Ambrose; multi-platinum, Tony-winning Broadway star Lea Salonga; multi-Grammy-winning opera star Joyce DiDonato; award-winning actress Mayim Bialik; acclaimed soprano and curator Julia Bullock; conductor and pianist Christian Reif; Broadway actor and Lucille Lortel-winner Steven Skybell; multi-Grammy-winning mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard; internationally renowned baritone Lester Lynch; Broadway star Jelani Remy; award-winning comedienne Jackie Hoffman; Broadway veteran and international opera singer Elmore James; beloved klezmer singer Daniel Kahn; 2020 Grammy-winner John Brancy; pianist and NPR From The Top host Peter Dugan; Congregation Rodeph Sholom Cantor Rebecca Garfein; Yiddish singer Sasha Lurje; celebrated Yiddish theater performer Dani MarcusYiddish Fiddler star Rachel Zatcoff; Congregation Rodeph Sholom organist J. David Williams; New York City Opera and Yiddish theater performer Glenn Seven Allen; accordionist and composer Patrick Farrell; internationally recognized soprano Jennifer Zetlan; renowned operatic and new music interpreter Blythe Gaissert; pianist and conductor Gerald Steichen; pianist and musical director Thomas Bagwell; National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene Artistic Director Zalmen Mlotek; and acclaimed sopranos and Sing for Hope Co-Founders Monica Yunus and Camille Zamora. A special feature of the program will be the world premiere of a new work by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Corigliano based on a text by Kitty O’Meara, to be performed by Ms. Fleming.

More details:

PRESS RELEASE – We Are Here FINAL – 6-10-2020

Livestreamed at: www.wearehere.live

Eli Rabinowitz

eli@elirab.com

The Partisans’ Song in four languages – Yiddish, Hebrew, Noongar & English