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19.03.20

Gideon Klein: Portrait of a Composer

A young man’s determination to make music under Nazi occupation

Based on eyewitness testimony and letters, ‘Gideon Klein: Portrait of a Composer’ tells the extraordinary story of an outstanding composer and pianist.

Musicians and actors will recreate Gideon’s precocious childhood, the exciting artistic environment of pre-war Prague, and his remarkable musical activities during his imprisonment in the Theresienstadt ghetto. The performance will be followed by a Q&A with writer David Fligg and dramatist Brian Daniels, facilitated by Dr Michelle Phillips (Royal Northern College of Music).

Gideon Klein on his graduation in 1938.

Written and devised by David Fligg. Directed by David Salter. Dramatisation by Brian Daniels. Featuring the Theseus Quartet (Royal Northern College of Music).

The Theseus Quartet (Students, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester) are:
Nathan Fenwick, Wei Ling Thong (violins)
Suzie Qiu (viola)
Nikolaos Maridis (cello).

‘Gideon Klein: Portrait of a Composer’ has been performed in the USA, Czech Republic, Germany and the UK. We are delighted to bring it to Huddersfield in a partnership between the Holocaust Survivors’ Friendship Association, the Music, Humanities and Media department at the University of Huddersfield, and the Royal Northern College of Music.

 

 

This performance is FREE but booking is essential. Please reserve your place via the link above or by calling 01484 471939.