Our summer season ends next Thursday evening (14th July) on a poignant note - with a recital of songs by composers who were prisoners at Theresienstadt (Terezín), including Pavel Haas, Viktor Ullmann and Ilse Weber.
Pianist Julius Drake, is joined by two remarkable singers – both BBC New Generation Artists – for what is sure to be a powerful concert: mezzo-soprano Ema Nikolovska, and baritone Konstantin Krimmel.
“An outpouring of culture under unimaginably difficult conditions”
Theresienstadt is synonymous with music of the Shoah. A large proportion of Jewish artists and intellectuals were amongst those imprisoned in the ghetto and transit camp.
Amidst hunger and disease, music was created by prisoners for prisoners. The recital includes songs of resistance, and of profound beauty and tenderness, offering a glimpse into the role music played in the struggle for hope in the darkest of times.
“Music simultaneously served to promote survival and signified hope for a better world.”
Join us in the peaceful, ancient surroundings of Temple Church on Thursday 14th July (7pm - 8.15pm) for this special concert.