Now We Can Sing
Imagine not being able to do the thing you love most simply because your hair is yellow, or your skin is freckled, or you think a little bit differently than others . “Now We Can Sing” is a moving and inspiring musical event centering on music that was banned to Jewish musicians by the Nazis in 1930’s Germany. It follows these musical artists through that dreadful era as they ultimately migrate to a new land and establish new lives. Flutist Barbara Siesel and singer, songwriter and storyteller Keith Torgan, create the times through the music of Bach, Schumann, Hindemith, Copland, and Gershwin as well as through the cabaret songs of Frederick Hollaender. In this universal work, mastery, passion and self expression transcend the isolation of hatred, racism and intolerance.
Now We Can Sing is a multifaceted music and theater experience available to high school students and adults. This program was created to engender deep conversation and consideration around the existential dangers of 'othering'. Comprehensive curriculum designed by award winning holocaust educators is available upon request.