Brundibár Arts Festival: Events 2020

MON, 27TH JANUARY 2020, 7:30PM
Concert kindly supported by Cavatina for under 26s
HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY EVENT OPENING CONCERT
Newcastle University’s Kings Hall, Newcastle
Artists:
Members of Royal Northern Sinfonia
Harpsichord: Mahan Esfahani

The concert will be dedicated to Abdol Hossein Sardari, an Iranian diplomat who saved thousands of Jewish people during the war and was given the title “Schindler of Iran”.

7pm: Pre-concert talk
Mahdieh Zare Zardiny
Producer of documentary "Sardari's Enigma"
in conversation with Hamid Sabi,
Chairman of Iranian Jewish Center in London

 

Programme:
E. Schulhoff: Bass Nightingale (solo contrabassoon)
H. Winterberg: Suite for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon & harpsichord
P. Haas: Wind Quintet
H. Krása: Kammermuziek (7 instruments)
 
SAT, 1ST FEBRUARY 2020, 1PM
AMATEUR MUSICIANS EVENT
Jesmond United Reform Church

Collaboration with Cobweb Orchestra

Artists:
Cobweb Orchestra
Conductor: Andrew Jackson
Soloists: Alexandra Raikhlina (violin), Liubov Ulybysheva (cello), Yoshie Kawamura (piano)
Programme:
E. von Dohnayi: Hungarian Festive Overture Op.31
L. van Beethoven: Triple Concerto, Op.56
THU, 12th DECEMBER, 2019
SCHOOL WORKSHOP
Gosforth East School
TUE, 28th JANUARY, 2020
CARE HOME PERFORMANCE
Philip Cussins House
TBC
MASTER CLASSES
SUN, 2ND FEBRUARY 2020, 7:30PM
THE LAST CYCLIST
Gosforth Civic Theatre, Newcastle
Theatre Director: Robert Hersey
Cast: Philip Harrison, tbc
Artists: Alexandra Raikhlina (violin), Liubov Ulybysheva (cello), Dov Goldberg (clarinet), Yoshie Kawamura (piano), Jan Bradley (percussion)

“The Last Cyclist” is a play based on a cabaret written in 1944 in the Terezín Concentration Camp by the young Czech playwright, Karel Švenk, who was murdered by the Nazis a year later. This play is a daring, gallows-humor, absurdist allegory that expands on the “Jews and the cyclists” theme, making cyclists the victims of the inmates of a mental asylum who escape and take over the outside world. They hound, oppress, exile or kill everyone who rides a bicycle and anyone who has ever had anything to do with cyclists for many generations back.
The play, in a non-confrontational way, makes clear to today’s audiences that it is the personal responsibility of every human being to fight intolerance, prejudice, bullying and racism.

MON, 3RD FEBRUARY 2020
THE LAST CYCLIST
Gosforth Civic Theatre, Newcastle
Theatre Director: Robert Hersey
Cast: Philip Harrison, tbc
Artists: Alexandra Raikhlina (violin), Liubov Ulybysheva (cello), Dov Goldberg (clarinet), Yoshie Kawamura (piano), Jan Bradley (percussion)

10am: Schools Matinee Performance
7:30pm: repeat performance

 
TUE, 4TH FEBRUARY 2020, 8PM
Concert kindly supported by Cavatina for under 26s
FESTIVAL CLOSING CONCERT
Sage Gateshead, Hall 2
Artists:
Jack Liebeck (violin), Alexandra Raikhlina (violin), Philip Dukes (viola), Liubov Ulybysheva (cello), Shelly Ezra (clarinet), Fabian van de Geest, Peter Francomb (horn), Daniel Grimwood (piano)

This concert will be dedicated to Sir Nicholas George Winton who organised kindertransports.

7pm: Concourse pre-concert performance by Opera North Youth Choir
The Opera North Youth Chorus will be working with composer Michael Betteridge and writer/director Anna Pool to create a piece around the theme ‘Standing Together’, commissioned as part of the Holocaust Memorial Day 2020.
Chorus Master: Nicholas Shaw

Programme:
L. van Beethoven: Clarinet Trio
G. Ligeti: Horn Trio
E. Dohnanyi: Sextet in C Major op.37 (violin, viola, cello, clarinet, horn, piano)
Brundibár Arts Festival Special Commission by Samuel Quartermaine Smith
'You will be loved'
Conductor: Mark Edwards