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,
Czigány 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.

ZUZANA: MUSIC IS LIFE (Trailer) Nov 2017 from Getzels Gordon Productions on Vimeo.

Sat, 3rd February 2018
at 1:30pm
This event is kindly supported by Janet Davies and Marion Hardy in loving memory of Hilda Wise Holocaust victim, mathematician and music lover.
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
This concert is kindly supported by the Embassy of Israel
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.
Sun, 28th January to
Sun, 4th February 2018
Festival Masterclasses
Sage Gateshead and
Newcastle University
Our guest performers will be giving Masterclasses to students from Sage Gateshead and Newcastle University throughout the Festival.
Sun, 28th January to
Sun, 4th February 2018
Education Work
From January 2018, Brundibár Arts Festival will be launching an education project with three Newcastle State Schools.
Children from the three schools will be selected to form a choir and will be coached by professional musicians for a whole term.
This will lead to a performance of Viktor Ullmann's Three Choruses for Children.