Musical Flowers embedded in Jewish Baroque MusicOn February 3rd, 2019, Italian Jewish Community in partnership with Italian Cultural Center organized a concert on the occasion of ‘January 27th International Holocaust Remembrance Day’, at the Italian Synagogue.
From Italy came Ensemble Salomone Rossi for this event. Ensemble Salomone Rossi is an ensemble that has given many concerts in Italy and other countries as well as performances on various national and local radio stations.
Before the concert began, Italian Jewish Community Leader Rifat Behar and Italy’s Consul General in Istanbul Elena Sgrabi gave short speeches where they both emphasized the importance of the event.
In her speech Ms.Sgrabi said, “With this concert, we aim to remember and never forget the grief of Holocaust. Italy organizes similar events every year on the occasion of International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Author Primo Levi had once said, ‘Whatever happened can happen again.’ Therefore, it is very important to pass on as much information as we can about the Holocaust to younger generations. For this year’s ceremony we cooperated with Italian Cultural Center and Italian Synagogue and organized this concert that will feature Jewish Baroque Music from 1600’s.”
The repertoire consisted of unique tunes from 1600’s and 1700’s. The guests had the privilege of listening to exclusive music from one of the widely acclaimed ensembles in Europe.