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Total Immersion: Music For The End Of Time

Sunday 23rd January | 10:30 am 10:00 pm


BOOK NOW: Total Immersion – Music for the End of Time

Art created in unimaginable conditions – a BBC Symphony Orchestra Total Immersion day presenting music of the ghettos and camps of Nazi-occupied Europe.

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10:30am
Film: The Music of Terezín (More info)
Barbican, London

The BBC Symphony Orchestra’s Total Immersion in music written in the prisons and ghettos of the Second World War opens with a film in testament to acts of creativity from the musicians of Terezín.


13:30
The Theresienstadt Orchestra (More info)
Barbican, London

Musical testaments by Hans Krása and Pavel Haas written inside Theresienstadt, and a compelling symphony by Schulhoff that warns of impending human catastrophe.


15:30
Songs of Comfort (More info)
Barbican, London

The BBC Singers offer haunting choral music from the Theresienstadt ghetto, with reflective interludes provided by students of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.


18:30
Talk: An Introduction To Der Kaiser von Atlantis (More info)
Barbican, London

Discover the political, satirical opera that dared to hope for a better world, even as its composer suffered in the Theresienstadt ghetto.


19:45
Der Kaiser Von Atlantis & Quartet For The End Of Time (More info)

Barbican, London

Extraordinary music written amid the hopelessness of prison and concentration camps that dared to seek the truth – and to hope for better times.