Brundibár Arts Festival: Events 2019

THU, 24TH JANUARY 2019; 7PM
Concert kindly supported by Cavatina for under 26s
FESTIVAL OPENING CONCERT
SECOND GENERATION HOLOCAUST-
SURVIVORS
Brunswick Methodist Church, Newcastle
Artists:
Natalie Clein, Liubov Ulybysheva (cellos),
The Bell Quartet, Simon Wallfisch (baritone), Daniel Garlitsky, Alexandra Raikhlina (violins),
Sarah Castle (mezzo-soprano)

Music by Olivier Greif (1950-2000), a French composer of Polish-Jewish parentage. Greif's father was an Auschwitz survivor, and this heavily influenced his music.

6 pm: Pre-concert talk The Festival has invited psychotherapist Maya Jacobs-Wallfisch to give a pre-concert talk on the impact of the Holocaust on the second generation.

Programme:
The Battle of Agincourt for two cellos
Quartet No. 3 "Todesfuge'' for string quartet and voice
Lettres de Westerbork for voice and two violins

 
THU, 24TH TO THU, 31ST JANUARY 2019
FESTIVAL MASTERCLASSES
Sage Gateshead
Music Masterclasses will be taking place throughout the Festival to music students of Sage Gateshead Weekend School by the Festival's guest artists
FRI, 25TH JANUARY 2019
SCHOOL WORKSHOP
Sir Charles Parsons School.
Education workshop
SAT, 26TH JANUARY 2019, 1.30PM
AMATEUR MUSICIANS EVENT
Jesmond United Reform Church
Artists:
Cobweb Orchestra Conductor: Andrew Jackson Soloists: Josephine Montgomery (violin), Chrissie Slater (viola)
Programme:
E.Schulhoff: five pieces for string Quartet, arrangement for chamber orchestra
W.A.Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante

Introducing repertoire by Holocaust victims to local
amateur orchestras and keen music lovers!


SUN, 27TH JANUARY 2019; 8PM
HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY EVENT
WAR MOTHER
Gosforth Civic Theatre, Newcastle
Artists:
Members of Royal Northern Sinfonia
Mezzo-soprano: Mojca Vedernjak
Theatre Director: Robert Hersey
Cast: Philip Harrison, Grace Allen, Doreen Frankland, Mick Liversidge
Conductor: Monica Buckland
Programme:

Mesmerising play by Adolphe Nysenholc in which two dead mothers fight over their son: the mother who perished in the Holocaust and the foster mother who hid the child during the war to preserve him from deportation. The play will be preceded by a performance of Miracles de l'enfance by the Swiss composer Albert Moeschinger (1897-1985), based on poetry of Belgian children orphaned during war.

After-play Q&A with Adolphe Nysenholc who will be present at the performance.

DATE TBC
SPECIAL PERFORMANCE
PCH Care Home
THU, 31ST JANUARY 2019; 7:30PM
Concert kindly supported by Cavatina for under 26s
Festival Closing Concert:
DEDICATED TO HANNI BEGG
Sage Gateshead, Hall 2
Artists:
Jack Liebeck, Alexandra Raikhlina (violins), Philip Dukes (viola), Gemma Rosefield (cello), Katya Apekisheva (piano), Filipe Pinto-Ribeiro (piano)
Programme:
W.A. Mozart: Piano Quartet No.1 K478
Robert Kahn: Piano Quartet No.1
Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Piano Quintet Op. 15
Brundibár Arts Festival Special Commission "One/Life" by composer Vanessa Lann

The final concert is dedicated to the memory of Hanni Begg who was torn from home as a child during the war - the only survivor out of her entire family. Hanni was a keen supporter of the Festival before passing away in October 2017.