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Kindersang

  • Thursday 26 January
  • 7.30pm

€10 (€7 for students and unemployed)

Reservation recommended

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This song cycle for soprano and violin was created by Irish composer Deirdre Gribbin in response to eleven poems written by one of the last Jewish children to be brought to England on a Kindertransport train following Hitler’s Kristallnacht pogrom in 1938.

Kindersang
beautifully transposes the vulnerability and humanity expressed in these poems that Lotte Kramer wrote retracing her childhood journey. Homesickness and longing for loved ones are tempered by a fascination for the new world in which she finds herself – the bohemian household of Irishwoman Margaret Fyleman who is married to a retired Indian colonel and whose daughter is an actress.

Tonight, internationally recognised German soprano Caroline Melzer and Israeli violinist Nurit Stark join forces to bring us this story of tenderness, fragility and hope… all the more powerful given its contemporary resonances.