Skampa String Quartet performs a miracle of music
The event of which I write was a San Francisco Performances-sponsored concert featuring the Skampa String Quartet from Prague, the beautiful capitol city of the Czech Republic. The quartet is composed of violinists Pavel Fischer and Jana Lukasova, violist Radim Sedmidubsky and cellist Peter Jaruseki. Accomplished American baritone Christopheren Nomura joined them to perform Czech composer Sylvie Bodorova's 1998 "Terezin Ghetto Requiem." Dedicated to victims of the Holocaust, this is a work likely to become one of the most soul-stirring, ultimately hopeful pieces of the late 20th century.