The American Society for Yad Vashem is proud to present the American Premiere of Lera Auerbach’s Symphony No. 6, “Vessels of Light,” on April 19, 2023, 7 PM at Carnegie Hall.  This moving, large scale symphonic work for solo cello, choir, and orchestra, was inspired by the heroism of Chiune Sugihara, the Japanese Vice-Consul to Lithuania, who saved thousands of Jewish refugees during WWII.

Ms. Auerbach was approached by world-renowned Japanese-American cellist Kristina Reiko Cooper to write the work.  Her husband’s father, Irving Rosen, was the recipient of one of thousands of visas Sugihara issued.  In her words, “Chiune Sugihara’s story deeply touched me, and I felt utterly compelled to bring this incredible story forward.  I could not stop thinking about how my husband and children are alive, that they exist, because of this man’s bravery.

Please join us at the VIP Reception for Sponsors following the concert for an opportunity to meet the artists, members of the Diplomatic Corp and Nobuki Sugihara, Chiune Sugihara’s son, among others.

Sponsorships begin at $1800.  For questions and additional information, contact Amy Cooper at or 646.970.4959.
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Japan Chamber of Commerce
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