Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Will to Create/Will to Live: The Culture of Terezin
This blog comes from Lisa, but we are all in awe of how the many composers, artists, writers, and children who were sent to Terezin created a thriving culture in the "transition camp."
In honor of the enduring human spirit displayed at Terezin, the 92nd Street Y has curated 92 Y- Terezin Will To Create / Will To Live: The Culture of Terezin. From now through February 16, this multi-disciplinary series will explore Terezin’s cultural significance through concerts, readings, dance performances, lectures, films, and classes. You can see the extensive schedule here and learn more about this extraordinary chapter of history.
Museum of Jewish Heritage Facebook fans can get free tickets to select programs in the series that are listed below by using the code Heritage when reserving tickets online at www.92Y.org/Terezin or calling 212-415-5500.
January 18 Panel Discussion: The Story of Terezin, featuring two Terezin survivors, documentary film footage, and stories of family, art, work and daily life in Terezin.
January 19 Concert: The Nash Ensemble will be joined by celebrated Austrian baritone Wolfgang Holzmair for a selection of Czech works by likes of Viktor Ullmann and Pavel Haas.
January 21 Concert: The Nash Ensemble celebrates the pre-war music of Prague with works composed Pavel Haas and others.
January 23 Concert, Wolfgang Holzmair and pianist Shai Wosner (recipient of the Avery Fisher Career Grant), perform works by set to music featuring the writing of Rainer Maria and Christopher Rilke.
We thank our colleagues at the 92St Y for welcoming our community to commemorate with them.
Image from online Terezin gallery. Courtesy of the 92 St Y