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Out of the Shadows: At the Edge of the World
8 August 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm AEST
Sydney Philharmonia Choirs’ VOX ensemble, Canberra’s Luminescence Chamber Singers and the Sydney Conservatorium of Music Chamber Choir present music from the peripheries of the Jewish world: Simon and Moses (Pergament).
Parmet trained in St Petersburg, later settling in Helsinki; Cantors Froim Spektor and Maurice Katzin travelled from Russia to Cape Town bearing hundreds of manuscripts; Berlin Jews Werner Baer and Theodor Schönberger became refugees in Australia; and Viennese conductor Georg Tintner found refuge in New Zealand.
Also featuring new pieces inspired by Nelly Sachs’ poetry, composed by SCM composers Katrina Kovacs and Victoria Pham.