Second Sunday Concert Series – Wanderlieder: Catherine Laub, soprano and Rita Attrot, piano, music of Viktor Ullmann and Bernd Graf von Schwerin
Tickets. $12 students/seniors, $15 adults
Buy tickets online here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2272861
Join us on October 11th at 3PM for a very special concert commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII. Featuring music by Bernd Graf von Schwerin, Viktor Ullmann, and Ilse Weber, soprano Catherine Laub and pianist Rita Attrot perform Wanderlieder: Rediscovered Treasures from WWII.
This concert marks the first Canadian performance of von Schwerin’s song cyle, Wanderlieder and is one of three concerts being performed at the Roedde House Museum in October and November to celebrate this anniversary. Bernhard, Graf von Schwerin was a German nobleman, musician and avid anti-Nazi who was displaced during the war years and died in 1945, a year after his family’s participation in the assassination attempt on Hitler.
Viktor Ullmann was a highly regarded Jewish composer who was deported to Theresienstadt and killed in Auschwitz in 1944. Ilse Weber was interned with Ullmann in Theresienstadt and also perished in Auschwitz in 1944 when she voluntarily joined one of the children’s transports to the extermination camp.
The October 11th concert is important because it is the first time this particular song cycle will be performed in Canada, and the composer’s daughter lives here in New Westminster. Her father’s story is quite amazing.
About the Second Sunday Concert Series:
This concert is part of a monthly concert series, taking place on the 2nd Sunday of each month, in the afternoon. Come at 1pm, for Tea and Tour before the concert (included in the price of the ticket), or show up right before 3pm for the concert, at your convenience.
Options include the parking lot at the Empire Landmark Hotel (Robson & Broughton) or street parking on Robson and in the West End.
Parking spots are scarce in the neighbourhood, so give yourself some extra time or use public transportation. (Closest Skytrain station: Burrard. We are on the #5 Robson bus route)
**This concert series would not be possible without the generous support of private donors and the McGrane Pearson Endowment Fund**
Roedde House Museum
1415 Barclay St
Vancouver BC V6G 1J6
Location : Roedde House Museum, 1415 Barclay Street, Vancouver. BC
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