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Composers in Exile
Fri June 14 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
“Composers in Exile” will show at Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre on Fri 14 June at 8pm.
PETER COLEMAN-WRIGHT AND NEXAS QUARTET
COMPOSERS IN EXILE: EXPLORING THE MUSIC NAZIS BANNED
Composers in exile is a musical and theatrical exploration of one of the darkest times in European history. As the Weimar Republic descended into chaos, the people escaped into hedonistic abandon and an explosion of creativity. Under this easy cover, the Nazi Party slowly slithered into power. With Hitler’s ascent, Germany’s greatest composers fled to seek freedom in the four corners of the world.
Peter Coleman-Wright and Nexas Quartet take audiences on a musical journey following these exiles from Berlin and Vienna to New York and beyond with a mixture of political songs from the Weimar period, the musical theatre of Weill and the cabaret and song from Stolz and Schreker. These songs capture the spirit of the times: defiant, soulful and searching, but also capable of moments of exuberant joy and hope.
BARITONE PETER COLEMAN-WRIGHT AO
SOPRANO SAXOPHONE MICHAEL DUKE
ALTO SAXOPHONE ANDREW SMITH
TENOR SAXOPHONE NATHAN HENSHAW
BARITONE SAXOPHONE JAY BYRNES
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