The song cycle is written for piano and a female singer, and its eleven songs take just under 30 minutes to perform. The content for the songs comes from research, archive material, books, and personal interviews. Some performances have been followed by a discussion or a panel of children of survivors. Others have been free standing or part of a larger program.
MUSEUM OF JEWISH HERITAGE, New York City
(See clips -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eck5yw8WGmo&t=64s
SCARSDALE SYNAGOGUE, Scarsdale, NY
YIDDISH NEW YORK, The Village Temple, New York City
SID JACOBSON JCC, East Hills, NY
TRANSFORMATION FESTIVAL, West Park Center, New York City
“…beautiful and moving”
Rabbi Jeff Brown, THE SCARSDALE TEMPLE
"your beautiful musical piece “understood” our lives in a way that touched our collective hearts and made beautiful what has tended to be painful for most of us"
Andrea Bollender, Second Gen group leader
“Your piece was the highlight of our commemoration at the Museum of Jewish Heritage"
Jerome Kowalsky, Director 2GNY
"Marianna's music was amazing as always"
Noah Creshevsky, Composer