Requiem of Theresienstadt

On June 19th, the Radio Filharmonisch Orkest will perform the concert drama Requiem of Theresienstadt, conducted and created by American conductor Murray Sidlin. It tells the story of the camp inmates in the concentration camp Theresienstadt, who performed Verdi’s Requiem 16 times in 1943/44 as an act of resistance.

The concert drama consists of the performance of Verdi’s Requiem, in combination with narrations, historical film images and video fragments of interviews with survivors.

Tuschinski will screen the film Defiant Requiem on 20 June, about the creation of Requiem of Theresienstadt.