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USC students to perform at 70th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation
USC students to perform at 70th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation

It started with a single voice, Italian opera singer Lucia Amato singing a traditional Jewish folk melody while she was imprisoned in the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in Poland during World War II. Ambrose Soehn, a student working at the Shoah Foundation at the University of Southern California, heard a clip of her song and thought it could provide inspiration for a piano suite he was composing with classmate and co-worker Alex Biniaz-Harris in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. The students will perform their composition, "Remembering Auschwitz: Suite for two Pianos," at a gathering of survivors in Krakow, Poland, on Monday. The...

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