Playing tracks by
Sophie Solomon, Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, Oi Va Voi, Sophie Solomon, Perry Montague-Mason, Ian Watson & The Easy Virtue Orchestra, She'koyokh and more.
Drawing Life, a Jewish Music Institute (JMI) production composed by Jocelyn Pook, is inspired by a collection of poems and drawings made by children imprisoned in Terezin. Tonight will be the preview performance of a powerful new classical work commissioned by JMI to mark the 70th anniversary of the commencement of the camp's liquidation by the Nazis. The song cycle with live music and video will be followed by a discussion of the work's genesis and ideas. This is a new commission by the Jewish Music Institute. Supported by Arts Council England, PRS for Music Foundation and private donors. Winner of the Performing Rights Society David Bedford Award for Musical Education.
Sophie Solomon is Artistic Director of the Jewish Music Institute and responsible for commissioning Drawing Life and she joins us in interview to tell us more about her inspirations behind the commission and how this multi-disciplinary composition is to be brought to life for the preview at Jewish Book Week