Event Title

“Theresienstadt” III. Red Cross

Faculty Advisor

David Vayo

Graduation Year

2019

Location

Young Main Lounge, Memorial Center

Start Date

21-4-2018 12:00 PM

End Date

21-4-2018 12:30 PM

Description

Named after Mother Teresa, Theresienstadt (known in Czech as Terezin) along with other Czech provinces were occupied by Nazi Germany in March of 1939. The old military fortress was repurposed to hold Jews from Bohemia and Moravia. Many of these jews were musicians and artists. The conditions of life in the ghetto are embodied by six multi-media, electroacoustic movements entitled THERESIENSTADT. Each movement tells a chronological point in Theresienstadt’s history. The third movement, Red Cross, is the only movement that is written for a live string ensemble with no electronic media. In March if 1945 the International Red Cross visited the camp to inspect living conditions and provide assistance. To allude to proper living conditions an orchestra was assembled to play live music. The visit proved unsuccessful, and the camp returned to its brutal ways. The loss of hope is reflected in this movement.

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“Theresienstadt” III. Red Cross

Young Main Lounge, Memorial Center

Named after Mother Teresa, Theresienstadt (known in Czech as Terezin) along with other Czech provinces were occupied by Nazi Germany in March of 1939. The old military fortress was repurposed to hold Jews from Bohemia and Moravia. Many of these jews were musicians and artists. The conditions of life in the ghetto are embodied by six multi-media, electroacoustic movements entitled THERESIENSTADT. Each movement tells a chronological point in Theresienstadt’s history. The third movement, Red Cross, is the only movement that is written for a live string ensemble with no electronic media. In March if 1945 the International Red Cross visited the camp to inspect living conditions and provide assistance. To allude to proper living conditions an orchestra was assembled to play live music. The visit proved unsuccessful, and the camp returned to its brutal ways. The loss of hope is reflected in this movement.