Holocaust Remembrance "Before Sleep:" a piano recital by Renan Koen


Saturday, January 27, 2018, 8:00pm to 10:00pm


Menschel Hall, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Renan Koen, a famous Turkish-Jewish pianist, will be playing select pieces from her album Holocaust Remembrance "Before Sleep", pieces by composers who continued to compose in the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp during World War II.

Presented by: Harvard College Turkish Students Association and Harvard Hillel
Tickets: Free. RSVP at bit.ly/renankoenpiano
Please note: Please plan to be there by 8.15pm to start the program of the evening on time. The program will conclude by 10.00pm.More information

As Harvard College Turkish Student Association and Harvard Hillel, we are honored to have Renan Koen for a recital to commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day at Harvard Art Museums' Menschel Hall.

Renan Koen’s 3. album has released in November 24, 2015 which same day with installtion of Theresienstadt Concentration Camp (in November 24 1941) by Kalan Müzik. This project, Holocaust Remembrance "Before Sleep”(composed of cd+dvd+booklet), documents the research conducted by Renan Koen into the life-stories, ideals and works of composers who continued to create notwithstanding the prohibitions imposed on them while being imprisoned in the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp during the Second World War. In addition to outstanding samples of their works for piano and chorus, about which information is provided in the booklet, enthusiasts can also lend an ear to real-life stories from the war and interviews with survivors’ families. We extend our thanks and appreciation to the Quincentennial Foundation, Anadolu Kültür, the Kariyo&Ababay Foundation and Dr. Erol Hakanoğlu for their generous support.