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Terezin and the Art of Defiance

Symposium Events: April 12, 2004


String Quartet to Perform Work of

Jewish Composers Imprisoned during WWII


WHAT:             “Music of Terezin Composers”           


WHEN:             7:30 p.m., Monday, April 12


WHERE:           Embassy of Austria

                        3524 International Court, N.W.

                        Washington, D.C.


DETAILS:         Members of the Boston-based Hawthorne String Quartet will present a concert with commentary on the works of Terezin composers Viktor Ullman, Gideon Klein, Pavel Hass and Hans Krasa. The quartet, whose nonprofit Terezin Chamber Music Foundation is dedicated to preserving music written by composers who perished in the Holocaust, includes Si-Jing Huang, violin; Ronan Lefkowitz, violin; Mark Ludwig, viola; and Sato Knudsen, cello.   


To R.s.v.p., which is required for the event, call 202-895-6776.


From April 12 to 16, Catholic University presents “Terezin and the Art of Defiance,” a weeklong symposium honoring the creative lives and bravery of composers and musicians interned in the Terezin concentration camp near Prague, Czechoslovakia, during World War II. The symposium precedes CUA’s 2004 President’s Concert — “Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezin” — to be held April 17 and 18 at 8 p.m. The second performance falls on U.S. Holocaust Remembrance Day. The symposium is free and open to the public; reservations are required for events held at embassies. For more information about the symposium or concert, visit www.cua.edu or call 202-319-5416.



MEDIA:             The media is invited to attend the symposium. For more information, contact Chris Harrison or Katie Lee in the Office of Public Affairs at 202-319-5600.




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