Candlelight Concert: Leo Smit Ensemble

Thursday 10 September 2020 - 8:00 until 9:00 PM

Hundreds of burning candles and the wonderful acoustics in the Portuguese Synagogue set the stage each month for unique evening concerts. Performing in a co-production with the Leo Smit Foundation: the Pál Hermann Trio from Hungary.

The Pál Hermann Ensemble started in 2017 after the three musicians from Hungary met Corrie Hermann, the daughter of Hungarian composer Pál Hermann (1902-1944). His music and biography, a victim of the Holocaust, made a deep impression.

In the Portuguese Synagogue, next to music from their namesake composer, they'll play compositions by György Justus (1898-1944), another Jewish victim of the Holocaust. Finally, they'll play the Second Piano Trio by Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975), who dedicated it to his close friend Ivan Sollertinsky, next to including elements of klezmer.

Pál Hermann Ensemble

Ágnes Langer - Violin
Barnabás Baranyai - Cello
Ádám Menyhei - Piano

Leo Smit Foundation

The Leo Smit Foundation is devoted to uncovering unrightfully forgotten music from composers who were persecuted during World War II, because they were Jewish and/or involved with the resistance.

Music in the time of corona

To comply with measures prescribed by the Dutch government, only a 100 tickets are available for this concert. The Portuguese Synagogue is large enough to provide 1.5 meters between people in the audience.


Portuguese Synagogue
Mr. Visserplein 3


8:00 PM (doors open 7:30 PM)




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