The Colburn School and James Conlon established the Ziering-Conlon Initiative for Recovered Voices to spotlight music by composers whose careers and lives were disrupted—or worse—during the years of the Nazi regime in Europe. Maestro Conlon, the Artistic Director, has been committed to drawing deserved attention to these artists for over two decades, and he played a leading role in the LA Opera’s Recovered Voices Project, which inspired the Initiative. In his own words, “Undoing injustice, when and where one can, is a moral mandate for all citizens of a civilized world.” The Ziering-Conlon Initiative for Recovered Voices supports educational opportunities, programmatic representation in world-class performances, and competitions that inspire young musicians to learn about these artists and return to their music throughout their careers.
On May 15, 2022 at 7:00pm at the Harvard Memorial Church, musicians from The Colburn School and Harvard University will present a program of music by the composers Gidéon Klein, Mieczysław Weinberg, Ilse Weber, and Hans Gál. The concert will be preceded by introductory remarks regarding the work of the Ziering-Conlon Initiative. Please download the Concert Program for more details.