Anne Sofie von Otter, Daniel Hope and Bengt Forsberg - Theresienstadt
Presented by Strathmore
Thursday, April 30, 2009 at 8:00 PM
Music Center at Strathmore
Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano
Daniel Hope, violin
Bengt Forsberg, piano
Co-Presented with Vocal Arts Society
In the Second World War, Theresienstadt (Terezin) was a Nazi garrison town near Prague, a holding pen for tens of thousands of Jews — many of them artists and musicians — who would be transported to Auschwitz. This deeply moving concert recreates their music, some of it elegiac, all of it almost unbearably touching; Anne Sofie von Otter “sings them with exquisite tenderness” (Gramophone).
NEWS: Anne Sofie von Otter and Terezín: Theresienstadt was just nominated for a 2008 GRAMMY award!
There will be two 40-minute sets with a 20-minute intermission.
Free Pre-Concert Lecture
Join us for a free pre-concert lecture entitled “Music as Attack / Music as Escape” with Bret Werb, Director of Music at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Music Center Education Room 402, 6:30 p.m.
The "Fabric of Survival" exhibition in the Mansion will remain open until 8 p.m. on the night of April 30th before the "Theresienstadt" performance by Anne Sofie von Otter. Come early for the performance and view the beautiful and haunting images by survivor Esther Nisenthal Krinitz.