Event date and time: May 6, 2013, 7:30 PM
Dir. Doug Shultz (85min, Czech Republic/USA, 2012). Partisan Pictures.
Featuring Music Director Murry Sidlin in person
Emmy-winner Bebe Neuwirth narrates the little-known story of a group of Theresienstadt prisoners who bravely organize a powerful form of musical resistance. Under the leadership of imprisoned conductor Rafael Schächter, a group of over 150 inmates performed Verdi’s Requiem - a song of death reimagined as a message of hope and justice - in front of the Nazi high command.