20:00 Philharmonie Berlin

Memorial concert to mark 80 years of Auschwitz liberation

Berthold Tuercke

“Aus Geigen Stimmen” with 53 violins, 1 viola, 1 cello and mixed choir for the rescued “Violins of Hope” of Amnon Weinstein
(World premiere)

Gideon Klein

Partita for string orchestra

Mieczyslaw Weinberg

String Quartet No. 5

Vladimir Jurowski

Conductor

RIAS Kammerchor

Choir

Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin

On this memorable day, works will be performed that reflect the music of the Holocaust in a special way: the string trio by Gideon Klein, composed in the Theresienstadt ghetto nine days before his deportation to Auschwitz, the String Quartet No. 5 from 1945 by the Polish-Jewish composer Mieczysław Weinberg. And for the first time, the new work “Aus Geigen Stimmen” by Berthold Tuercke. Its subtitle “with 53 violins, 1 viola, 1 cello and mixed choir for the rescued ‘Violins of Hope’ of Amnon Weinstein” refers to the rescued instruments that the Israeli violin maker Weinstein collected from Holocaust victims. These original instruments will be played in our concert!

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