Music marks Holocaust Memorial Day in Leamington - The Leamington Observer

Music marks Holocaust Memorial Day in Leamington

HOLOCAUST Memorial Day will be marked by music in Leamington on Friday January 27.

The monthly Leamington Music concert in the International String Quartet series at the Pump Rooms will be given by the Piatti Quartet.

The programme will feature two works by Czech Jewish composers who were in the Terezín ghetto before being transported to Auschwitz in October 1944. Viktor Ullmann and Pavel Haas were then in their forties when they became victims of the Nazis.

After the quartets by Ullmann and Haas, the concert features Beethoven’s ‘Razumovsky’ Quartet Op 59 No 2 in the second half – making the point that the Jewish musicians in the unique setting of Terezín, played, besides their own music, the great masterpieces by German composers and also those of other nationalities.

And at the Friday Focus series at Leamington Art Gallery on the day, Leamington Music director Richard Phillips will talk about Terezín and its significance in music.

Also involved in the talk, starting at 1pm, will be Leamington Music’s Artist-in-Residence Jane Williams, who will talk about her art, together with Sheila Millward, and Lis Mann, who was forced to leave Vienna and came to live in England.

On Holocaust Memorial Day, there will also be a short ceremony at Warwick War Memorial in Church Street at 11am.

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