7 2015

ADL San Diego Presents, Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezin

7:30PM - 9:30PM  

The Joan and Irwin Jacobs Music Center, Copley Symphony Hall 750 B Street
San Diego, CA 92101

Contact Tammy Gillies

Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín tells the story of courageous Jewish prisoners in the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp during World War II who formed a chorus under the leadership of fellow prisoner Rafael Schächter, and performed Verdi’s Requiem 16 times, as an act of defiance and resistance to their Nazi captors.

The concert/drama features a full performance of the Verdi with video testimony from surviving members of the choir, actors embedded in the orchestra, and original Nazi propaganda film footage made at Theresienstadt. The performance is powerful, dramatic and inspirational,with a contemporary message of hope. It has received wide critical acclaim, and has been performed from the Czech Republic and Budapest to the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.

The cost for this event to follow.