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Funeral & Memorial

Morawetz passed away peacefully in his sleep in the evening of June 13, 2007.

A private, Jewish funeral for family and close friends took place on Sunday, June 17 at the Holy Blosson Temple, as per Morawetz' wishes, and was presided over by Rabbi Goldfarb and Cantor Maissner. Morawetz is buried next to his father in the Beth Tzedec Memorial Park cemetary. A shiva candle burned in his daughter's house for the week following the funeral.
Click here to read his daughter, Claudia's, tribute at the funeral.

Upon his death, the following obituaries were written:



On Thursday, June 28, a Memorial Concert was held in Walter Hall in the Faculty of Music, followed by a reception in the lobby. The following is the program from the concert:


Morawetz, O.   Morawetz, O.
Sonata for Clarinet and Piano (1980)  

Chimney Sweeper (1946)
Grenadier (1946)

Shalom Bard, clarinet
Patricia Parr, piano


Mark Pedrotti, baritone
Leslie De'Ath, piano


Anton Kuerti


Claudia Morawetz

Morawetz, O.   Morawetz, O.

My True Love Hath My Heart (1954)
Elegy (1946)
Piping Down the Valleys Wild (1946)


Improvisations on Four Inventions by J.S. Bach (1992)(String Quartet #6)

Monica Whicher, soprano
Leslie De'Ath, piano


 Jin-Shan Dai, violin
Shane Kim, violin
Jeewon Kim, viola
Rachel Mercer, cello


Jan Matejcek

  Suk, J.

Love Song


Antonin Kubalek, piano

Click here to read his daughter, Claudia's, tribute at the concert.

Concert review:

Left to right: Claudia Morawetz, Jan Matejcek, Antonin Kubalek, Anton Kuerti, Shane Kim, Shalom Bard, Patricia Parr, Jin-Shan Dai, Rachel Mercer, Jeewon Kim, Monica Whicher
Missing from photo: Mark Pedrotti, Leslie De'Ath