Brundibár Arts Festival: Events 2018

Sun, 28th January 2018
at 7:30pm
Concert kindly supported by Cavatina for under 26s
Festival Opening Concert -
Composers React to the Holocaust
Kings Hall, Newcastle University
Katya Apekisheva, Luba Ulybysheva,
Krzysztof Chorzelski, Alexandra Raikhlina,
Mowbski Quartet

6.30pm Pre-Concert Talk
Led by Dr. Ian Biddle in conversation with Ryan Hepburn (Steven Reich specialist) and composer Joseph Phibbs.

S. Reich ............. Different Trains
J. Phibbs ............ Letters from Warsaw
D. Shostakovich .. Piano Trio No.2, Op. 67
Mon, 29th January 2018
at 6pm
Zuzana: Music is Life
Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle
This film tells the triumphant story of Zuzana Ruzickova and how she became a world-famous harpsichordist and interpreter of Bach under the Communist regine in Czechoslovakia after surviving three concentration camps during her teenage years.

Sat, 3rd February 2018
at 1:30pm
Concert kindly supported by Cavatina for under 26s
The Strange Passenger
Music and Poetry Event
Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead
Bradley Creswick, Alexandra Raikhlina,
James Slater, Gabriel Waite, Yoshie Kawamura
Soprano: Julia Hamon
Actor: Philip Harrison
Stage Director: Robert Hersey
V. Ullmann ......... Six Sonnets de Louize Labe,
op. 34 for Soprano and Piano
V. Ullmann ......... Piano Sonata No. 7
V. Ullmann ......... String Quartet no.3, op. 46

Performed by Philip Harrison, selections from Viktor Ullmann's poetry the Silent Passenger evoke the pain and hope of Holocaust victims murdered - but not silenced.
Ullmann's compositions are performed by members of Royal Northern Sinfonia.
Sun, 4th February 2018
at 7:30pm
Concert kindly supported by Cavatina for under 26s
Festival Closing Concert
Sage Gateshead, Hall 2
Aviv Quartet
F. Schubert ........ Death and the Maiden
P. Haas .............. Monkey Mountains

Brundibár Arts Festival Special Commission
by composer
Jan Bradley
The brilliant Israeli “Aviv Quartet” will be making its debut in Newcastle. This Quartet is the winner of the Grand Prix at the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition, 1st Prize at the Charles Hennen Competition and various other prizes at the Schubert Competition, Bordeaux String.