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Music And The Holocaust


What school children learn about history in school can, sometimes, leave something to be desired. And when it comes to the Holocaust it seems there are always new tidbits of information to be learned. The Charlotte Symphony, in partnership with the UNC Charlotte College of Arts + Architecture, is taking a unique education program into local schools that explores music and its connectionto the Holocaust. Certain music and musicians were banned before and during the Holocaust. But some ghettos had full musicals that were put on for the Nazis and many victims used forms of music to keep their spirits up. We’ll explore music and its role in the Holocaust, when Charlotte Talks.


Eugene Kavadlo - Principal Clarinet with the Charlotte Symphony and leader of the Music and the Holocaust musician. Eugene is of Jewish heritage.
Chris Stonnell - Charlotte Symphony Education Programs Manager
Jay Grymes - Associate Professor of Musicology at UNC Charlotte