Events

28.04.2017

Marking 70 years of Primo Levi: If This Is A Man

To mark the 70th anniversary of the publication, A.L. Kennedy and Philippe Sands lead a live reading of Primo Levi’s powerful account of survival at Auschwitz, If This Is A Man. A remarkable insight into one of history’s darkest chapters, Levi’s book offers an unflinching portrait of life, death and survival in a concentration camp.…

22.02.2017

Exhibition & Book Launch

New Barbican Music Library Exhibition The International Centre for Suppressed Music is supporting a new exhibition on on the work of the Jewish Music Institute, London, at the Barbican Music Library, Barbican Centre, Silk Street London, EC2Y 8DS  The exhibition launch will also be used to launch Ernest Bloch Studies co-edited by Alexander Knapp and Norman Solomon. “If music…

14.12.2016

Music for Utopia and Dystopia: A Recital Concert

As a Finissage to the exhibition Utopia and Dystopia at Senate House, Ensemble EMIGRE will offer a unique concert, devised in collaboration with Michael Haas, author of Forbidden Music. Tenor Norbert Meyn will be joined by the wonderful pianist Lucy Colquhoun, violinist Soh Yon Kim and baritone Tim Nelson. Wednesday December 14, 6pm, Chancellors Hall,…

12.12.2016

Concert – Songs by Robert Fürstenthal

Monday 12 December, 6pm Baritone Rafael Fingerlos and pianist Sascha El Mouissi perform songs by Austrian-born American composer Robert Fürstenthal and present their new Toccata Classics CD of his works. The composer Robert Fürstenthal, born into a Jewish family in Vienna in 1920, left Austria in 1939. After a brief stay in the UK he…

14.10.2016

“Forbidden Composers” In Tucson

Great news! On October 14, 2016 Michael Haas (Author of the wonderful book Forbidden Music: The Jewish COmposers Banned by the Nazis, writer of the Forbidden Music blog and i.a. co-chairman of Austria’s Exil.arte), Stephen Hinton (Professor of Music at Stanford University and author i.a. of the book about Kurt Weill’s complete stage works Weill’s…

29.07.2016

Barry Humphries’ Weimar Cabaret

Friday 29 July 2016, 7.30pm – Wednesday 3 August 2016, 7.30pm Barry Humphries’ Weimar Cabaret with Meow Meow and the Australian Chamber Orchestra See More Information

15.11.2008

Aleksander Tansman at St. John’s Smith Square

Aleksander Tansman at St. John’s Smith Square, 15th and 16th November 2008 Aleksander Tansman was born in Lódz, Poland in 1897 and died in Paris, 1986. During the war years, he spent some time in Hollywood. The Alvarez Chamber Orchestra is presenting two concerts in the season Northern Ayres; an Anglo-Polish Celebration. They will be…

15.11.2008

Aleksander Tansman at St. John’s Smith Square

Aleksander Tansman at St. John’s Smith Square, 15th and 16th November 2008 Aleksander Tansman was born in Lódz, Poland in 1897 and died in Paris, 1986. During the war years, he spent some time in Hollywood. The Alvarez Chamber Orchestra is presenting two concerts in the season Northern Ayres; an Anglo-Polish Celebration. They will be…

08.04.2008

Conference: Music, Oppression and Exile

The Impact of Nazism on Musical Development in the 20th Century: International Conference presented by JMI SOAS International Centre for Suppressed Music and the Institute of Musical Research, University of London Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1 Tuesday 8 – Friday 11 April 2008 Conference Report In association with The Royal Conservatory of Music, Canada…

13.09.2005

Mátyás Seiber Centenary

Mátyás Seiber Centenary 2005 2005 is the centenary year of the birth of Mátyás Seiber (1905 – 1960) who was a major influence on 20th Century music and the study of composition. Seiber was born into a secular Jewish musical family living in Budapest . After excelling in Mathematics and Latin at school, he studied…