Everlasting Hope: Gustav Mahler and Terezín Composers

In August, a new musical Institute of Terezín Composers was founded and its first concerts were organised in the small Czech town of Terezín as well as in Prague, supported by LOM Praha Trade a.s., PRE, a.s., and the City of Prague. There were 30 musicians composing in Terezín under the Nazi imprisonment – this year the festival focused on compositions of Pavel Haas, Gideon Klein, Hans Krása and Viktor Ullmann. The series of the four concerts culminated with Gustav Mahler’s First Symphony at the Wallenstein Garden of the Czech Senate and the festival also hosted a two-day professional conference focused on the topic of Terezín composers. The next concert is planned for the 1st November 2017 in Terezín.