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[UPDATE] Boston Performance of 'Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín' Postponed Due to Inclement Weather

By Jaime Prisco j.prisco@classicalite.com on Jan 26, 2015 10:52 PM EST

A live performance of “Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín,” at Boston Symphony Hall, which displays performances of Verdi’s "Requiem" put on by concentration camp prisoners during World War II, will be postponed on Jan. 27 due to inclement weather.

Tickets for the Boston performance will be honored on a new date, which is to be announced later this week. Information on refunds will also be addressed when the postponement date is announced.
“Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín,” will be shown at Lincoln Center in March. The performance will feature Bebe Neuwirth and John Rubinstein.

Defiant Requiem tells the story of 16 performances put on by prisoners at the Theresienstadt concentration camp during World War II amid starvation, abuse and death. With only one smuggled score, they performed the famed masterpiece 16 times. This story will be commemorated at Avery Fisher Hall, which includes a concert/drama featuring a live performance of Verdi’s "Requiem" interspersed with historic film, testimony from survivors and narration that tells the tale of these courageous men and woman.

The show will be conducted by Maestro Murry Sidlin, president of The Defiant Requiem Foundation and creator of this powerful concert/drama. Sidlin has conducted live performances of "Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín" in the U.S., Israel and Europe, bringing the inspirational message of hope and survival through music to diverse audiences. Sidlin and The Defiant Requiem Foundation have also produced an Emmy-nominated documentary film narrated by Neuwirth with the same title.

“Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín” will be held March 9 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. For more information or to purchase tickets, click here. All concert proceeds will be dedicated to the UJA-Federation of New York Community Initiative for Holocaust Survivor. Check out the trailer for the documentary down below and click here to see the entire film.

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