Join us for "Eve of Liberation"
on Wednesday, March 2, 2022 from 6-8 PM
at the Indianapolis Artsgarden!
In conjunction with the Brundibar & Vedem project, the Opera has partnered with the Jewish Community Center and Indianapolis Arts Council to bring a free evening of music and discussion to the beautiful Indianapolis Artsgarden.
Central to the evening is a panel discussion featuring local Terezin concentration camp survivor Frank Grunwald, Director Matt Cooksey, Maestro Alfred Savia, and General Director David Craig Starkey, who will will discuss the music and historical context of our upcoming March 18-20 production of Brundibar & Vedem.
This discussion will also showcase musical selections from the production, performed by the Indianapolis Opera Resident Artists, as well as a screening of documentary "Boys of Home One," which reveals a bit of the story of the group of boys behind Vedem.
Also available to tour is a traveling art exhibit from the Institute for Holocaust Education entitled From the Children, About the Children, For the Children: Art and Writing on the Holocaust, which will be housed at the Artsgarden through March 9. This powerful and educational Holocaust exhibit features a collection of children’s artwork, poetry and selections from the underground newspaper, Vedem, and speaks to experiences of young people during the Holocaust.
The Indiana Historical Society will also be joining us during the gathering time to share the Eva Kor Virtual Reality Tour headsets, which provide the viewer with a 360-degree experience of locations that were central to Eva's experience at Auschwitz.
Gathering Time at 6 PM
Panel Discussion Begins at 6:30 PM
Artsgarden COVID-19 Policy:
Visitors attending Arts Council- produced public events in the Artsgarden are required to wear a mask at all times regardless of vaccination status unless actively eating or drinking.