Music by Kennesaw State Composer-in-Residence Featured on Performance Today

Laurence Sheer portrait

KENNESAW, Ga. (Oct 3, 2017) — A 2014 composition by Dr. Laurence Sherr, Kennesaw State University Composer-in-Residence and Professor of Music, was featured on the October 3, 2017 broadcast of American Public Media’s program Performance Today. Dr. Sherr has dedicated his career to sharing the musical history of the Holocaust and is active as a composer of Holocaust remembrance music, lecturer on Holocaust music topics, producer of remembrance events, and Holocaust music educator.

Dr. Sherr’s work most recently featured on Performance Today is 'Myr zaynen do!’ (We are here!), a sonata for cello and piano that borrows melodies from several Jewish resistance songs from the partisans, ghettos, and camps.

listen to the composition

The recording broadcast on October 3 was recorded at the Red Lodge Music Festival in Red Lodge, MT and features cellist Karen Becker and pianist Jay Mauchley.