OperX Ensemble: Songs of Survival

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Presented by Augustana College at Brunner Theatre Center, Rock Island IL

Nov 16 - 17
OperX Ensemble: Songs of Survival

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 his

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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

Contact: 3097947306

Email: ticketoffice@augustana.edu

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Brunner Theatre Center

3757 7th Avenue, Rock Island, IL 61201


Parking can be found all around Augustana’s campus, there is additional parking in Lot C on 38th Street and 7th Avenue. http://www.augustana.edu/Documents/map_2016-17.pdf

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