Tag: Mark Ludwig

Thursday, May 31, 2012: How to Remember Terezín

Editorial: Terezín: How to Remember, Honor, Inspire Terezín. The mere mention of the name of this former Nazi work camp north of Prague can raise the hairs on the back of your neck. How, then, are we to react to the music composed by the artists imprisoned there, and the musicians who performed it? How can we in 2012 appropriately recognize their their example, the gift they left us –…

Friday, May 4, 2012: Back and Forward

Looking Back, Striving Forward: Historic Concert May 15 You can witness a unique concert Tues, May 15 as part of the annual Prague Spring International Festival 2012. Sitting in the audience at the Church of St Simon and St Jude, you will be able to look both back in history and forward to the future. That’s because this concert offers the world premiere of Vit Zouhar’s Days, the 2012 Terezín…

Tuesday, June 14: The Living Legacy

The Living Legacy Yesterday you could read about Viktor Ullmann, the Czech composer who composed and performed in the Terezín work camp, and who in 1944, after two days in the Auschwitz death camp, was put to death. Only now are some of his works being discovered … and re-discovered. And he is only one of many Czech composers and musicians who were sent to such camps during World War…

Thursday, May 26, 2011:Were You There?

An amazing variety of performances in several interesting locations have been on offer in Prague recently. Which ones did you attend? Take a closer look at the photos from our “Facebook”-type album — are you there? Do you recognize anyone? This album shows you performances of Timing, Peter and the Wolf, a concert celebrating the establishment of two charitable organizations, and a concert featuring a variety of talented string players….