Book Launch and Concert OUR WILL TO LIVE

terezin keyvisual Courtesy Herman collection of Pamatník Terezin archives

Mon, 11/07/2022

19:30 Uhr

Goethe-Institut Boston

An evening of musical performance, rarely seen art, and firsthand accounts from Terezín's remarkable cultural community

Come join us as Fulbright Holocaust music scholar Mark Ludwig presents a program of outstanding musical performance, rarely seen art, and newly translated firsthand accounts from Terezín's remarkable cultural community. Co-sponsored by the Consulate General of Germany, Goethe-Institut Boston, and the Terezín Music Foundation.

We'll hear Terezín composer Viktor Ullmann's voice as Mark reads from the detailed concert critiques he wrote in the camp, and view stunning concert posters, programs, and portraits by Terezín artists. 

Acclaimed saxophonist Philippe Staudlin and pianist Yoko Hagino will perform works by Gideon Klein, Erwin Schulhoff, Kurt Weill, and Pavel Haas.

The program draws inspiration from Our Will to Live: The Terezín Music Critiques of Viktor Ullmann, Illustrations by Terezín Artists, published this year by Steidl Verlag. The event will conclude with a Q&A, a book signing, and refreshments with the artists. 

Seating capacity is limited so we recommend arriving early.

Please note: Masks are optional but all are encouraged to wear masks to prevent the spread of COVID. Please monitor yourself for exposure and illness. If you yourself test positive, learn that you have had close contact with a person who has tested positive, or are experiencing symptoms of COVID, we ask that you remain home.