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Meeting the Ghosts: Holland and World War 2

  • Canvas 3119 Via Dolce, #306 Marina del Rey, CA, 90292 United States (map)

A performance of recently discovered music written by Dutch Jewish composers who perished in the Holocaust, paired with an original documentary by Canvas founders about Holland during World War 2.

Honoring the memory of Dutch victims, heroes and artists lost to the tragedy of The Second World War.

Tickets $20.

Leo Smit (1900-1943): Suite for Piano; 
Nico Richter (1915-1945): Two Pieces for Violin and Piano;
Dick Kattenburg (1919-1944): Quartet for Flute, Violin, Cello and Piano;
Meeting the Ghosts: Holland and World War 2 - documentary with live music score, 65 mins.

Piano, Accordion, Clarinet, Violin, Cello

Learn more:
While living in Amsterdam, Canvas founders Lynn Hutchinson and David Sheldon discovered from their landlords that the home in which they were living was a place of resistance activity during World War 2. With the help of the Netherlands War Documents Institute, they created a photographic exhibit and documentary about Holland during the War, the score to which is played live.

Since the debut of “Meeting the Ghosts" in Amsterdam on May 4th, 2008, a large number of sketches and scores of pieces by Dutch composers who died during the War have been discovered. Distributed on a small-scale by a publishing house in Amsterdam, the scores are slowly being made available to the public. Honored to bring this music into light, Canvas will feature music written by Leo Smit (1900-1943), Nico Richter (1915-1945) and Dick Kattenburg (1919-1943).

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the sensitive nature of this program, Canvas will not be offering an afternoon Family Show. Children are welcome to come to the evening program at their parent/guardian’s discretion. There are no violent or graphic concentration camp images used in our program. But topics of war and occupation are at the center of the story.