Join us for a virtual discussion on Thursday, December 8, at 7 PM EST to hear award-winning conductor Murry Sidlin tell the story of Rafael Schächter, an imprisoned conductor who led a creative rebellion in the ghetto concentration camp of Terezin.
Reflected in the concert documentary, “Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín,” Schächter and a choir of 150 inmates used music to confront the Nazis and sing to them what they dare not say. Click here to watch the documentary film from now until December 9.
Murry Sidlin is President and Artistic Director of The Defiant Requiem Foundation and creator of several pieces of work including the concert-drama Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín. Sidlin currently serves as a professor at The Catholic University of America where he teaches conducting and music of the Holocaust era.