Sponsored by The Defiant Requiem Foundation
Hours of Freedom: The Story of the Terezín Composer showcases music by fifteen composers imprisoned in the Theresienstadt (Terezín) concentration camp.
Presented as nine chapters with titles including “Hope,” “Fate,” “Longing,” and “The Eyewitness,” this concert combines music, video, and narrative to highlight works by Viktor Ullmann, Gideon Klein, Zigmund Schul, Pavel Haas, Rudolf Karel, and others. The compositions performed portray the agony and suffering of camp life, along with the inspiration, revelation, and harmony that comes through music.
Performers include: Murry Sidlin, creator & writer; Rheda Becker, narrator; Arianna Zukerman, soprano; Ann McMahon Quintero, mezzo-soprano; Rolando Sanz, tenor; Philip Cutlip, baritone; Herbert Greenberg, violin; and Phillip Silver, piano.