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The Prisoner Rises
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Songs of Truth pays tribute to the talent and resilience of Jewish composers who continued to create music while imprisoned during the Holocaust.

Live music and multimedia storytelling performances engage audiences in learning about the Holocaust through music, while also inspiring audiences to recognize and resist the rise of antisemitism today.


Event performances are available in two lengths:

  • 45-minute Community Concert Event — In 2024, thanks to the generous support of GGSOC generous individual donors, Songs of Truth Community Concerts will be offered FREE OF CHARGE to a limited number of Bay Area schools, libraries, churches, synagogues and community organizations museums. In partnership with the Contemporary Jewish Museum, this small ensemble (9 performers) will also be featured at the CJM as part of their ongoing Holocaust & Resistance program from February through April 2024.
  • 120-minute Full Orchestra & Chorus Event — this performance is designed for concert halls and theaters and premiered to standing-room-only audiences in San Francisco’s Herbst Theatre in June 2023.

Songs of Truth was created collaboratively by Citizen Film, the Golden Gate Symphony Orchestra & Chorus and Holocaust Music Lost & Found in 2023.



Project Team

Kate Stilley Steiner – Producer / Director, Citizen Film

Urs Leonhardt Steiner – Music Director, Golden Gate Symphony Orchestra & Chorus

Janie Press – President, Holocaust Music Lost & Found

Elad Kabilio – Musical Advisor Director, Holocaust Music Lost & Found

Bret Werb – Musicologist and Recorded Sound Curator, US Holocaust Memorial Museum

Michelle Cipollone – Administrator, Golden Gate Symphony Orchestra & Chorus

Zoe Hertz – Assistant Producer, Citizen Film



Posted on

March 2, 2023