SCoJeC presents Music in the Time of Anne Frank
50% of proceeds from this event will go to the much needed funds for Aberdeen's Synagogues new roof.
The concert starts at 7:30pm! Please stick around for the end of the night auction of the Aberdeen Lockdown Quilt for the benefit of Aberdeen Synagogue.
The concert take its name from the young girl who changed the world through her diary of observations and collected thoughts while in hiding in the "Secret Annex" in Amsterdam.
It is hard not to be inspired by courage and wisdom of a child named Anne Frank. Her impassioned words: “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world,” are remarkable and her diary remains one of the most important narratives documenting the plight of those living in hiding during the World War II. By performing and presenting piano compositions written around the time of the most famous young victim of the Holocaust, I hope to promote an understanding not only of the difficulties Jewish musicians composing, sometimes in hiding, but also the monumental spirit of Jews whose voices would not be stifled in the darkest of times.
2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War as well as the liberation of Auschwitz. The anniversary year is truly timely for this concert, bringing to life the long-lost compositions of victims and survivors of the Nazis. Featuring piano works by Daniel Belinfante and Fania Chapiro, two Dutch-Jewish composers whose lives were forever changed by the Nazi invasion, the concert will include a lively discussion of the composers and their music.
During the War, Belinfante was in hiding working with the Resistance and after being discovered was taken to Auschwitz where he later was murdered by the Nazis days before the Russians liberated the camp. Chapiro, a young person at the time of the invasion of Holland, fled with her family to the US after her house and all of her compositions were destroyed due to Allied bombing.
This concert is a unique zoom performance. Entitled “Music in the Time of Anne Frank," the concert will bring to the light works by Dutch composers who were suppressed by the Germans during World War II in the Netherlands. Many of these composers lost their lives in camps and their works are even now still published. For this reason, I play the works featured in the concert as a living testament to the struggles and courage of their creative lives.
Many thanks to the Netherlee and Clarkston Charitable Trust for their support of SCoJeC's event programme.
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