Pacific Symphony Presents DEFIANT REQUIEM: VERDI AT TEREZIN
Praised by The New York Times as "poignant ... a monument to the courage of one man to foster hope among prisoners with little other solace," Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terez n will be performed by Pacific Symphony on April 16, 2019 at 8 p.m. at the Ren e and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall (600 Town Center Drive) in Costa Mesa, CA. The "extraordinarily beautiful and moving" concert/drama commemorates the courageous Jewish prisoners in the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp during World War II who performed Verdi's Requiem 16 times, as an act of defiance and resistance to their Nazi captors. Defiant Requiem is a complete live performance of Verdi's Requiem interspersed with historic film, testimony from survivors and narration that tells this tale of audacious bravery. For this performance, Murray Sidlin will conduct the full Verdi Requiem with the soloists, Pacific Chorale and Pacific Symphony.
Doors open at 7 p.m. for an 8 p.m. performance. Tickets for Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terez n start at $25. This performance of Defiant Requiem is sponsored by the Jewish Federation & Family Services Orange County, made possible by the Albert Weissman and Rhoda Yvette Weissman Estate. Tickets are available online at PacificSymphony.org, or by calling our Box Office at (714) 755-5799.
Defiant Requiem will be conducted by Maestro Murry Sidlin, president of The Defiant Requiem Foundation and creator of this powerful concert/drama. Murry Sidlin and The Defiant Requiem Foundation also produced an Emmy-nominated documentary film narrated by Bebe Neuwirth that has been praised as a "gripping documentary" (Examiner.com), with "a very powerful message" (CNN). More information is at DefiantRequiem.org.
DEFIANT REQUIEM: VERDI AT TEREZ N
April 16, 2019 8 p.m.
Murry Sidlin, creator and conductor
John Rubinstein, actor
David Prather, actor
Aga Mikolaj, soprano
Ann McMahon Quintero, mezzo-soprano
Edgaras Montvidas, tenor
Nathan Stark, bass
Pacific Chorale Robert Istad, artistic director