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David Krakauer Will Bring 'The Big Picture' Back to The Museum of Jewish Heritage Next Month

Grammy nominated clarinetist, David Krakauer brings his powerful multi-media production, "The Big Picture," back to New York City by popular demand for a limited engagement at The Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 2:00 p.m. In this cinematic concert featuring 12 original films by NYC graphics giants, Light of Day, Krakauer leads an all-star jazz sextet of New York musicians who take the audience on an exciting and highly entertaining journey through self-discovery and shared cultural identity.

Krakauer acts as the audience's tour guide through a landscape of collective memory, emotional catharsis and pure entertainment. Music and the movies are the through-line of it all. "I've taken themes from iconic films with Jewish content and reimagined them with a band of world-class musicians," says Krakauer. "The Big Picture has brought me to a new emotional level, reminding me of the incredible resiliency of my great grandparents, arriving from Eastern Europe with virtually nothing and how they were able to overcome incredible poverty and anti-Semitism to succeed. I think this project really speaks about how people across the ages have found ways to survive in the face of adversity. That's not just the Jewish experience. It's everyone's struggle."

The Big Picture includes original animations based on iconic Jewish films including Sophie's Choice, The Pianist, Cabaret, Radio Days, Funny Girl, and many more, accompanied by new interpretations of familiar movie soundtracks by renowned film composers such as Marvin Hamlisch, Wojciech Kilar, Vangelis, Sergei Prokofiev, Ralph Burns, John Kander & Fred Ebb and Jerry Bock.

For further info on The Big Picture or to buy tickets, visit http://www.mjhnyc.org/bigpicture. For further information on David Krakauer, please visit www.davidkrakauer.com.



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