ELIE WIESEL IN CONCERT: MEMORIES & MELODIES OF MY CHILDHOOD
With the Matthew Lazar Singers
Produced by Phil Ramone
Saturday, December 18
New York, NY: December 9, 2010 – Nobel-Prize winner Elie Wiesel has said that the earliest memories of his childhood are actually melodies. On Saturday, December 18 the renowned Nobel Prize-winning writer/scholar/teacher/advocate – who is also a talented singer – shares the songs and stories of his childhood at 92nd Street Y. He is joined by an orchestra and The Matthew Lazar Singers. This unique concert is produced by the multi-Grammy Award-winning producer Phil Ramone (Paul McCartney, Billy Joel, Frank Sinatra, etc.). The concert begins at 8 pm. Tickets are $40 and are available at www.92Y.org or by calling 212.415.5500
The executive producer of the program is Professor Wiesel’s longtime friend and film/theater producer John Heyman (The Go-Between, The Hireling, Broadway’s 1965 production of Hamlet starring Richard Burton). Elie Wiesel sang at Heyman’s wedding, inspiring him to find a way of sharing Professor Wiesel’s touching performances of his childhood songs with future generations. He is recording the 92Y concert with an eye towards wider distribution.
The author of more than 50 books, Professor Wiesel’s latest novel, The Sonderberg Case, was published this summer and hailed by Publisher’s Weekly as “ambitious…compelling.”
About 92nd Street Y
92nd Street Y is a world-class nonprofit community and cultural center that connects people at every stage of life to the worlds of education, the arts, health and wellness, and Jewish life. Through the breadth and depth of 92Y’s extraordinary programs, we enrich lives, create community and elevate humanity. More than 300,000 people visit 92Y’s New York City venues annually, and millions more join us through the Internet, satellite broadcasts and other digital media. A proudly Jewish organization since its founding in 1874, 92Y embraces its heritage and enthusiastically welcomes people of all backgrounds and perspectives. 92Y is an open door to extraordinary worlds.