Forbidden Music Concert – THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Unfortunately this event has been cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience.
Composers banned by the Third Reich
The German Third Reich partnered its infamous racial policies with parallel cultural purification laws. From 1933 the Reichskulterkammer (State Bureau of Culture) suppressed all music, art and dance activities classed as ‘degenerate’. Music composition, production and public performance events associated with Jews or other ‘undesirables’ became illegal.
As a result, the evolution of European classical music was completely diverted. Affected composers either fled, were exterminated in the camps or manifested a total cessation of their music activities.
The Woollahra Philharmonic Orchestra Chamber Players will present some of the exciting and poignant music banned by the Third Reich from 1933-1945. Much of this music was lost for over 50 years, only to resurface for performance at the turn of the 20th century.
28 June at 6pm.
Booking is essential. $25 per person. $15 for group bookings of 6 or more people.