Event Summary
Event Date : March 3, 2013 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Address : Albert and Ethel Herzstein Theater
Phone : 713-942-8000
Subject : “From the Budapest Opera House to the Gates of Auschwitz” -- SOLD OUT
Detail : A Holocaust survivor who was able to turn his childhood dream of becoming a musician into reality following that grim period in history will present an evening of opera melodies and inspirational stories featuring Hungarian soprano Dalma Boronkai Rodriguez and Mexican tenor Antonio Rodriguez. Interspersed with music, survivor Al Marks will tell the story of opera singer Ferenc Fellner, who survived the same four camps as Marks. Born in Budapest, Marks and his two parents were deported from his Hungarian birthplace to Auschwitz in 1944. After losing both of his parents to the gas chambers and crematoriums that took 6 million lives during the Holocaust, Marks was transported to the Melk camp. On July 8, 1944, the U.S. Air Force bombed Melk by mistake on the way to Vienna, causing more than 600 casualties and leaving Marks with a piece of a bomb in his chest that remains there to this day. After the attack, Marks was moved to Ebensee, his last camp before liberation. Daughter Karen Marks Aarons will accompany on piano. A pre-concert wine reception will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Museum’s foyer, with the performance beginning at 7 p.m. We're sorry. This event has reached its seating capacity. Please join us for a future event.
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