Jewish, Japanese WWII experiences inspire concerts

Eric Zeisl’s “Requiem Ebraico” will be featured in a concert focusing on both Jewish and Japanese experiences of World War II. Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, and 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, at Stanford Memorial Church, and 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22, at Congregation Emanu-El, 2 Lake St., S.F.

“Requiem Ebraico” is based on the Hebrew text of Psalm 92, and was composed in 1945, in memory of the composer’s father and others who were killed at Treblinka.

It will be performed by Cantors Roslyn Barak of Emanu-El and Kay Greenwald of Los Altos Hills’ Congregation Beth Am, along with cantorial soloist Michael Sokol, faculty member at University of the Pacific; the Peninsula Symphony; and the Stanford University Symphonic Chorus.

The program will also feature a composition inspired by a Palo Alto resident’s experience as a Japanese POW.

Tickets: $20. Information: or (650) 941-5291.