Skidmore plans week of Holocaust-related events
JUDITH WHITE, For The Saratogian

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The improbable capacity for music and art to transcend even horrific life circumstances is the subject of a variety of related programs and concerts at Skidmore College next week.

Boston Symphony Orchestra violist and Holocaust music scholar Mark Ludwig will anchor the activities of the week’s Jacob Perlow Series, including an interfaith Holocaust Memorial ceremony, the presentation of the 2006 Jacob Perlow Lecture; the world premiere by the Skidmore Orchestra of music, composed by a Skidmore professor as a tribute to indomitable human spirit; a performance by the women of the Skidmore Community Chorus of a choral work commissioned by the Terezin Chamber Music Foundation and a panel discussion including participation by a survivor of the Terezin concentration camp in Czechoslovakia.

The series is presented by Skidmore’s Music Department and by the Jacob Perlow Fund of the Office of the Dean of Special Programs, the Office of the Chaplain and the Office of Jewish Student Life and Interfaith Programming.