Delta Rho brother performs at 70th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation

Ambrose Soehn, Delta Rho (Southern California), a student working at the Shoah Foundation at the University of Southern California, heard a clip of her song and thought it could provide inspiration for a piano suite he was composing with classmate and co-worker Alex Biniaz-Harris in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.The students will perform their composition, “Remembering Auschwitz: Suite for two Pianos,” at a gathering of survivors in Krakow, Poland, on Monday.

The camp was liberated on Jan. 27, 1945, by troops from the Soviet Union. Soehn, 22, and Biniaz-Harris, 21, originally thought their composition would be used in a Shoah Foundation documentary. But they were asked to take the place of violinist Itzhak Perlman at the Krakow gathering when Perlman was unable to attend.

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