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Empowering Voice: The Banned and the Damned

Concerts and Lectures on Music from the Holocaust

Tue, October 4, 2011 | Jessen Auditorium

2:30 PM - 9:30 PM

How does music reach beyond experiences of horrific violence and genocide?
This two-day symposium at the University of Texas, Austin, gives voice to
those who were silenced during World War II. The UT’s Ernest and Sarah
Butler School of Music divisions of Vocal Arts, Collaborative Piano and
Musicology-Ethnomusicology will present concerts and lectures on October 3rd
and 4th centering on vocal music from the Czech concentration camp Terezin
(Theresienstadt) and other exiled and banned artists during World War II.

Events on Monday October 3rd bring to life music from the Czech musical
ghetto and concentration camp with lectures and musical performances from
Terezin. Lectures and concert offerings on Tuesday October 4th presents
music and lectures on the music of banned and exiled artists and their
communities during World War II.

All events will be held in Jessen Auditorium; lectures Monday-Tues 2:00-5:00
pm; concert 7:30-9:30 pm.
Lectures and concerts are free and open to the public.



Tuesday October 4th 2:30-5:00
2:00-3:15 Dr. Petra Gelbart, New York University
“Remembrance without Protest: Romani (Gypsy) Songs and Writings about the

Music Theory Colloquium series event
3:30-4:15 Prof. David Neumeyer, UT Austin
“Music and Strategies of Narrative Presentation in World-War-II-era Films”

4:15-5:00 Prof. Elliot Antokoletz, UT Austin
"Expressionism and Political Protest in Modern Music"

5:00 Reception hosted by Music theory graduate student association

Evening Concert   7:30-9:30
Terezin lullaby performed by students from Prof. Raizen’s Hebrew language
“Babi yar” by Shostokovich Nikita Storojev and Tatiana Storojeva
Songs by Bretan, Zemlinsky, Korngold, Berg Darlene Wiley and Anne Epperson
Cabaret Songs of Ilse Weber: Rose Taylor, Rick Rowley
Czech Romani songs: Petra Gelbart
Reprise-Terezin lullaby performed by students from Prof. Raizen’s Hebrew
language class

Sponsored by: The Butler School of Music

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