2:00 pm Sunday, December 3, 2017
Belk Theater, Robinson Hall
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
9027 Mary Alexander Road
Charlotte, NC 28262
Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín
Premiere of the version for chorus, soloists and piano
Murry Sidlin, creator & conductor
Performed in collaboration with the Sustainable Symphony
Arlene Shrut, pianist
Christina Pier, soprano
Victoria Livengood, mezzo-soprano
Brian Cheney, tenor
Carl DuPont, bass
UNC Charlotte University Chorale
Randy Haldeman, Director of Choral Studies
Dareion Malone, Artistic Director
Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín is the signature concert of The Defiant Requiem Foundation and tells the story of the courageous Jewish prisoners in the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp (Terezín) during World War II who performed Verdi’s Requiem while experiencing the depths of human degradation. This performance features the full Verdi Requiem with the chorus and soloists accompanied by a single piano, as it was in Terezín. The prisoners’ story is told between the movements with video and narration.
$10 General Admission ・ $8 students, seniors, active military and veterans, and UNC Charlotte faculty, staff, and alumni
Tickets available after August 21, 2017, from the Robinson Hall Box Office, online here or by phone at (704) 687-1849.
Presented by the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Department of Music and The Defiant Requiem Foundation with funding from the Gretchen M. Brooks University Residency Project.