The Griffyn Ensemble tells a story of the deepest humanity and celebration of Art in the most trying circumstances, presenting music that was written and performed in prisons and concentrations camps across the world. Highlights include the inspirational Epiphania Averoff written by Greek Cultural Hero and composer Zorba Mikis Theodorakis – written and performed at Averoff Prison during the Greek Military junta. Also on the program are fragments from Olivier Messian’s iconic Quartet for the End of Time, and delicate art-songs written at the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp by Czech composers Pavel Haas, Viktor Ullman, and Gideon Klein before they were murdered at Auschwitz. The ensemble will also explore San Quentin with the songs of Johnny Cash, and music by Henry Cowell, who was imprisoned at San Quentin in the 1930's for bisexual behaviour.
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BAC Friendship Card discounts apply – Adults at Concession Prices. Friends of BAC are also invited to an exclusive Griffyn Members VIP function after the concert, to meet the Ensemble for a drink and subscribe as a Griffyn Member for 2013!
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