Concert of Lights

The Omaha Symphony is honored to partner with Temple Israel to present a moving concert of never-before-heard music composed in concentration and extermination camps between 1933 and 1953. Led by Maestro Francesco Lotoro, this is a once-in-a-lifetime event.

Temple Israel
Thursday, May 4 | 7:00 PM


Maestro Francesco Lotoro Conductor More
Susanna Perry Gilmore* Concertmaster More

The Omaha Symphony is honored to partner with Temple Israel to present a Concert of Lights. This unique 90 minute performance will be led by Maestro Francesco Lotoro who has spent the last 30 years tirelessly recovering, studying, revising, archiving, executing, recording, and promoting thousands of works of Concentrationary music. He has recovered over 8,000 scores – often produced in a condition of deprivation of the most elementary human rights, in concentration, extermination, and civil and military imprisonment camps all over the world.

While the event is free, seating is limited. Reserve your free tickets by April 24.

This is a free community event as part of our FORTE programming. Click here to learn more about FORTE and our other community programs.

Berto Boccosi concert program in Saida Algeria military prison camp 1942 Courtesy of Fondazione di Letteratura Musicale Concentrazionaria Barletta Italy
4 Munich Francesco Lotoro with the German researcher Eleonore Philipp
6 Terezin Czech Republic Analysis of the musical manuscripts preserved at the Terezin Museum