Boston Symphony Hall: Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín - call snow line for updates


Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 8:00pm


Boston Symphony Hall

Boston Symphony Hall: Defiant Requiem

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Presented by The Defiant Requiem Foundation
Stuart E. Eizenstat, Board Chair
Created and Conducted by Murry Sidlin

Aga Mikolaj, soprano
Ann McMahon Quintero, mezzo-soprano
Chad Shelton, tenor
Nathan Stark, bass

The Orchestra of Terezín Remembrance
Tanglewood Festival Chorus
John Oliver, conductor
Performed in honor of Edgar and Hana Krasa

Tickets available starting November 1, 2014, at the Symphony Hall Box Office,
by calling SymphonyCharge at (888) 266-1200 or online at

Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín tells the story of courageous Jewish prisoners in the Theresienstadt
Concentration Camp during World War II who formed a chorus under the leadership of fellow prisoner Rafael Schächter, and performed Verdi’s Requiem 16 times, as an act of defiance and resistance to their Nazi captors.

The performances allowed the prisoners to “sing to the Nazis what they could not say to them.”
The concert/drama features a full performance of the Verdi with video testimony from surviving members
of the original prisoner choir, actors embedded in the orchestra, and original Nazi propaganda film footage made at Theresienstadt. The performance is powerful, dramatic and inspirational with a contemporary message of hope.

This will be the 27th worldwide performance of Defiant Requiem.

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