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Out of the Shadows Festival at Seymour Centre

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Rediscover the music and theatre of Jewish refugees
The music and theatre of Jewish refugees from the 1930s and 1940s is being rediscovered this August in[LINK=]Out of the Shadows: Rediscovering Jewish Music and Theatre.[/LINK] The Sydney Conservatorium of Music and The Seymour Centre are partnering from 5 - 13 August to present this priceless event.

Out Of The Shadows, The Seymour Centre, Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Out of the Shadows

Out of the Shadows is part a three year British Arts & Humanities Research Council initiative. The aim of the Performing The Jewish Archive project is to uncover or revive hidden or lost works. This festival is the fourth out of five and features more than fifteen performances including the Goldner String Quartet, Sydney Symphony Orchestra (SSO) Fellows Ensemble, and the Sydney Children's Choir.

To get things started, the opening night gala will feature The Seven Deadly Sins by Bertolt Brecht and Kur Weill. It is being directed by Chryssy Tintner, herself a daughter of an Austrian refugee. The Goldner String Quartet will close the festival with rare vignettes and masterpieces.

Out Of The Shadows, The Seymour Centre, Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Out of the Shadows

The Seymour Centre will host two cabarets with scathing social commentary. The first is Prince Bettliegend which is a satirical fairytale written by prisoners. The second is The Merchant of Helsinki which was written in the 1920's during the Finnish depression.

Red Riding Hood is a children's opera and will be presented by the Sydney Children's Choir accompanied by the SSO Fellows Ensemble. It is full of catchy tunes and camp joy and will be loved by people of all ages.

Out Of The Shadows, The Seymour Centre, Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Out of the Shadows

International guest speakers will present keynote lectures which will address responsibility and truth-telling in the wake of genocide. There are also four lunch time concerts featuring compositions by Jewish refugees. These will take place in Verbrugghen Hall which is where many Jewish composers and musicians gave their first recitals in Sydney in the 1930s and 1940s.

Don't miss this exciting, energetic and heart-rending festival. The work of Jewish refugees is full of power and passion which still resonates today.
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Why? Relive the power and passion of music and theatre of Jewish refugees in the early 20th century.
When: 5 - 13 August 2017
Phone: 02 9351 2222
Where: Seymour Centre, 1 Cleveland Street, Chippendale
Cost: From FREE
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