Explore what can be learned from art created at the Theresienstadt concentration camp through a panel discussion with AU faculty, musicians, scholars and other guests. How does this artwork relate to the present-day? Join us as we connect the present with the past. Audience members will be invited to participate.
Following the panel discussion please join us for a reception sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences.
Admission is free.
This event is part of The Terezín Project: This multi-day collaboration between the American University Chamber Singers and the Choral Arts Society of Washington explores music and art created at the Theresienstadt concentration camp. Through performance, discussion, and reflection, the arts explore the meaning and contemporary understanding of the “Model Camp.”
Art When All Is Lost
Thursday, Apr. 7, 8 p.m. at Katzen Arts Center
Sunday, April 10, 3 p.m. at Kay Spiritual Life Center
The AU Chamber Singers perform rarely heard works and traditional Jewish song arrangements by Gideon Klein and Viktor Ullmann. The AU string faculty will perform chamber works by Pavel Haas, Hans Krása, and Ullmann. The program concludes with the stirring contemporary cantata Songs of Children — a setting of a Terezín poem by American composer Robert Convery for chorus, piano, and string trio.
Saturday, April 9, 8 p.m.
Kay Spiritual Life Center
The Choral Arts Chamber Singers perform The Ethics for violin, chorus, percussion, and piano, by violinist/composer Ittai Shapira, and other chamber works. The AU Chamber Singers perform Songs of Children — a setting of a Terezín poem by American composer Robert Convery for chorus, piano and string trio.