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MULTI-MEDIA PROGRAMS • for schools and your community • with outstanding artists
For Holocaust and genocide education
With scholars, survivors, and accomplished musicians (frequently members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra), we present works from Terezín and WWII in multi-media programs probing history, art, and music in the Third Reich and the role of the arts in times of oppression. Contact TMF to bring a program to your school.
“I felt astonished. It was amazing to hear first-hand from a Holocaust survivor.” —Student at Concord Academy
“I learned how to hear all the messages in the music that was composed, and it changed my awareness of history." —Student at Boston College
"Do Not Forget Me" concert event
Launched in 2017 at the TMF Symphony Hall Gala, this multi-media production (inspired by a letter written in Terezín by composer Gideon Klein), features a narrative introducing the Terezín story and music by five Terezín composers: Mr. Klein, Viktor Ullmann, Pavel Haas, Ilse Weber, and Hans Krása. On the program is Mr. Krása's Brundibar, sung by Terezín survivors, who performed this opera in the camp as children, alongside contemporary children's choirs. As part of DO NOT FORGET ME, these survivors offer educational programs for the children.
"As we learned about each musician, we began to understand the real story and impact of Terezín."
—Judi Bohn, Facing History and Ourselves
"Our Will to Live" concert event
Launched with the TMF annual Gala in 2019 at Boston's Symphony Hall with conductor ANDRIS NELSONS, this multi-media production features performance of VIKTOR ULLMANN's "The Lay of the Love and Death of Cornet Christopher Rilke," with original set designs by painter DANIEL LUDWIG, in a dramatic reading with piano accompaniment. A book and international productions are in planning. As Ullmann wrote in Terezín in 1944, "Our will to create was commensurate with our will to live."
Photos by Michael J. Lutch. Left: Charity Tillemann-Dick performing music from Terezein at Boston's Symphony Hall with members of the Boston Children's Chorus. Top: Terezín survivor Ela Weissberger with a student at a TMF education program with the Boston Children's Chorus.