Chamber Music on the Fox to explore the 'Lost Voices' of the Holocaust

  • On Thursday, April 15, Sara Sitzer, co-artistic director for Chamber Music on the Fox, will explore the "Music of Terezin," the Nazi concentration camp for artists during the World War II.

    On Thursday, April 15, Sara Sitzer, co-artistic director for Chamber Music on the Fox, will explore the "Music of Terezin," the Nazi concentration camp for artists during the World War II. Courtesy of Chamber Music on the Fox

 
 
Updated 4/12/2021 12:03 PM

On Thursday, April 15, Chamber Music on the Fox co-artistic director Sara Sitzer will lead a program on the "Music of Terezin" at 7 p.m.

Much of the most powerful and beautiful art was born out of history's darkest hours. Join Sitzer as she explores the incredible musical culture inside of Terezin, the Nazi concentration camp for artists during the World War II.

 

This lecture is free to attend, but viewers must register to receive a Zoom link through Gail Borden Public Library at attend.gailborden.info/event/4865622.

On Monday, April 19, the concert series will continue with "Lost Voices" at 7:30 p.m. Even in history's darkest hours, art and beauty have prospered.

This program is dedicated to the music and memory of artists who perished in the Holocaust. It will feature works by Czech composer and pianist Erwin Schulhoff, who died of tuberculosis in the Würzburg concentration camp in 1942; Czech pianist and classical music composer Gideon Klein, who was deported to the Theresienstadt concentration camp but continued composing and performing for his fellow prisoners until his death at age 25 in 1945; and German-American pianist, composer, and conductor Andre Previn, whose family fled Nazi Germany in 1938.

Learn their stories, witness their music, and come together to remember these lost -- but not forgotten -- voices.

The concert is presented thanks to a sponsorship from the A.M. and Anna Rose Seltzer Music & Cultural Arts Endowment Fund of Congregation Kneseth Israel.

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This program will also be broadcast to communities in both St. Louis, Missouri, and Kalamazoo, Michigan, thanks to support from the St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum and Michigan Festival of Sacred Music.

The suggested donation is $20. Note: you must register in order to receive the link to view this performance. Sign up for this event at www.chambermusiconthefox.org/concert/gather/ and choose an amount that makes sense for you.

On Monday, May 24, the season wraps up with "Americana" featuring Third Coast Brass at 7:30 p.m. Third Coast Brass returns to the Chamber Music on the Fox stage to celebrate the incredible musical contributions of the great American composers, including Leonard Bernstein, Duke Ellington, Charles Ives, Aaron Copland, and others. Enjoy a festive and upbeat season finale to send you into the summer months.

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