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Thursday, July 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm AEST

In this latest edition of our Music of Memory series we’ll explore the first modern performances of love songs and other works by Erwin Schulhoff, Heinz Lewin (Heinz Letton), CS Taube, and James Simon, all killed during the Holocaust, along with Leo Kok, whose musical career was tragically ended by Nazi torturers. Accompanied by images by murdered Jewish artists including Felix Nussbaum, Otto Freundlich, Charlotte Salomon, Freidl Dicker-Brandeis, Charlotte Burešová, and Malva Schalek. This concert marks 80 years since the execution of these important Jewish musicians and artists from Terezin/Theresienstadt, in Auschwitz in the 2nd half of 1944.

This lecture-concert is presented as part of our Music of Memory series, in collaboration with Flowers of Peace and the Australian War Memorial.

Christina Wilson
Described as “a voice to drool over” Christina’s professional singing career spans performances across Australia, the UK, USA and Europe and encompasses recital, opera, concert, and oratorio.

A core member of Songmakers Australia she performs regularly at the Melbourne Recital Centre and is often broadcast. She has recorded for SOMM and ABC Classics most recently with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.

Alan Hicks
Alan Hicks, a leading vocal coach and accompanist, currently teaches at Sydney Conservatorium of Music. With a notable career in London and Canberra, he has performed at prestigious venues like the Wigmore Hall and made over 100 recordings of WW1 songs for Flowers of Peace.

Christopher Latham OAM
Christopher Latham OAM is the Australian War Memorial’s first musical artist-in-residence. He was awarded an honorary Doctorate by the University of Canberra, the order of Arts and Letters by France and the Medal of the Order of Australia for his work on music and war. All his work is made to lighten the burden of trauma, and to help those affected, to heal.

Thursday, July 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm AEST

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