The second concert of Jacaranda’s 10th anniversary season on Saturday, Nov. 9, will observe the 75th anniversary of the infamous Kristallnacht, Nov. 9, 1938, when Jewish businesses, temples, schools, hospitals and homes were systematically vandalized, damaged or destroyed across Nazi Germany and parts of Austria. Some 90 Jews were killed and 30,000 were arrested and sent to concentration camps between Nov. 9 and 10. The “Shattered Glass” concert will travel musically from the Jewish quarter (Samuel Adler’s “Klezmer Fantasy” for solo clarinet) to Hollywood (Eric Zeisl’s “Hebrew Requiem”) and via trains across the U.S. and Europe (Steve Reich’s “Different Trains” for string quartet and pre-recorded tracks). Along the way, the Jacaranda Chamber Singers will perform two brief unaccompanied choral works about peace and endurance (Arnold Schoenberg’s “Friede auf Eden” and “De Profundis”). Zeisl’s 1944 “Hebrew Requiem,” the first musical work to commemorate the Holocaust, will be performed under the baton of Mark Alan Hilt, Jacaranda’s music director and resident conductor.
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The concert starts at 8 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica, 1220 Second St., Santa Monica 90401. Concert tickets at $45 general, $20 for students. For tickets or information, visit www.jacarandamusic.org or call (213) 483-0216.