Music, Migration and Mobility – The Legacy of Migrant Musicians from Nazi Europe in Britain
3 December 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
On Thursday 3 December, between 10am and 4pm, there will an online symposium entitled Music, Migration and Mobility – The Legacy of Migrant Musicians from Nazi Europe in Britain, hosted by the Austrian Cultural Forum London. The practice-led, international and multidisciplinary research project ‘Music, Migration and Mobility’ at the Royal College of Music aims to gain new knowledge about the legacy of musicians who emigrated to Britain from Germany and Austria in the 1930s. In this opening symposium, the research team will outline its approach of studying and foregrounding the mobility of these musicians and their importance for British culture during and after WW2. Presentations from all team members and two distinguished guest speakers will be complemented by a performance by Ensemble Émigré and students from the Royal College of Music. The event will take place on Zoom, with most speakers and musicians in the room at the Austrian Cultural Forum. The concert will also be live-streamed on YouTube.