OperX Ensemble: Songs of Survival
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The Augustana Chamber Orchestra joins the OperX Enxemble and the Jenny Lind Vocal Ensemble in a performance of “Brundibár,” a children’s opera by Jewish Czech composer Hans Krása.
“Brundibár” was written in 1938 but was not performed until 1942 when it premiered at the Vinohrady Jewish Boy’s Orphanage in the Prague ghetto.
Krása had already been sent to the Terezín concentration camp where he was the musical director of the Freizeitgestaltung, a group of prisoners tasked with organizing cultural activities for the camp.
When the conductor of the original Prague production was sent to Terezín himself, he smuggled in a piano score to “Brundibár.” From this and hisView more
Tickets are currently on sale and will be until performance. There is assigned seating and the ticket prices are as follows:
$14 – General Public
$10 – Augustana Faculty Staff
$12 – Senior Citizen
$12 – Non -Augie Student
$8 – child
$0 – Augustana Student
3757 7th Avenue, Rock Island, IL 61201
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