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Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezin

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4 Days | 3 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
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In Giuseppe Verdi’s 200th anniversary year, experience an extraordinary event: the magnificent music of Verdi’s monumental Requiem as the backdrop for the Jewish chorus at Theresienstadt Concentration Camp who sang what they could not say to their Nazi captors. Created by the distinguished conductor and artistic innovator Murry Sidlin, this dramatic performance includes the acclaimed Peabody Symphony Orchestra, Peabody-Hopkins Chorus, Peabody Singers and professional actors. “The Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezin” preserves the memory of prisoners who found hope and inspiration through music in the midst of the Holocaust.


• Experience the multi-media concert/drama, including a full performance of the Requiem with video testimony from surviving members of the original choir.
• Attend a private post-concert reception in the elegant George Peabody Library with “Defiant Requiem” musicians, actors and Maestro Murry Sidlin.
• Investigate the story of Alice Herz-Sommer, a Theresienstadt Concentration Camp survivor through a two-part, book club-style discussion of the book “Alice’s Piano” by Melissa Mueller.

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To learn more about “Defiant Requiem” visit www.defiantrequiem.org. While not a requirement, participants will derive greater enjoyment and appreciation by advance reading of “Alice’s Piano: The Life of Alice Herz-Sommer” by Melissa Müller (2012) which is the basis for complementary lectures.

Coordinated by Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University.

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3 nights of accommodations
8 meals: 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
1 Field trips
3 Performances


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