Gideon Klein: Portrait of a Composer
29 January 2020 7:30 pm£8
Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester
Written and devised by David Fligg, this theatrical presentation portrays, for the first time, the Czech-Jewish composer Gideon Klein’s pre-war life. Featuring three actors from the MMU School of Theatre, with music by Klein, Mozart, Hindemith and Janáček performed by the Theseus Quartet, it gives an account of artistic and Jewish life in Prague immediately before, and during, the German occupation, and of Gideon’s struggles to survive imprisonment. Klein was murdered at Auschwitz in 1945.
See also: 4.15pm // Forman Lecture Theatre
RESEARCH FORUM: Belonging and not Belonging –
With Norbert Meyn (Royal College of Music) and Monica Bohm-Duchen (Birkbeck College)
Free admission, no ticket required