Göteborgs Konserthus Café Terezin

Event has already taken place. A strong music performance (in swedish) about the power of music in the Nazi concentration camps, recommended from 12 years.

Concert length: 1 h Scene: Stenhammarsalen
150-200 SEK Children 70 SEK

Event has already taken place

The Jewish girls Steffi and Nelli Steiner are sent alone to Sweden by their parents and are rescued from the war of Europe. They end up on an island in the Gothenburg archipelago and their fate goes as a red thread in Gestaltensemble stage concert Café Terezin. The music in the performance is composed by composers who sat in the concentration camp Theresienstadt during constant death treat.

Theresienstadt, or Terezin as it is called in Czech, in the present Czech Republic was used during the Second World War as a concentration camp by the Nazis. Some of the prisoners were artists, composers and writers. In anticipation of deportation to extermination camps like Auschwitz, there were possbilities to be devoted to creation. There were daily jazz concerts, theater performances and lectures. Much music was composed inside the campus walls. The Nazis used this cultural life for display purposes, for example when the Red Cross came to inspect.

The performance Café Terezin is about life in the camp and living as a refugee in a foreign country. The Roman figure Steffi is taken from Annika Thor’s books about an island in the sea based on true stories. In the performance (in swedish) we follow the correspondence between Steffi and her parents who remain in the war of Europe.

Another thread in the performance is Alfred Kantor’s pictures and diary notes. Kantor came to Theresienstadt in 1941 eigteen years old and was taken to Auschwitz in 1943, where he finally escaped the gas chamber at the last moment. In the summer of 1945, he wrote and draw down his memories of the war, Alfred Kantor’s book, published in 1971.

The music presented is written by composers who were in prison camp, including Pavel Haas, Hans Krása, Erwin Schulhoff, Karel Berman and Viktor Ullmann.

Kristina Hedberg Karlberg is director and has done the textual composition in collaboration with the Gestaltensemblen.

For högstadiet and gymnasiet, in swedish

To give opportunity to as many children as possible to experience our popular school concerts, we would like to remind you that your booking is binding. Adjustments to the booking can be made up to 30 days before the concert – do not forget to give us your order number when contacting us so that everything is correct. Unsubscribed or missing visits are charged with 500 SEK. If you have any questions, please contact us at biljett@gso.se or by phone 031-7265300.


Haas String quartett no 2

Berman Suite Terezin: Home

Berman Suite Terezin: Ockupation

Berman Suite Terezin: Auschwitz

Berman Suite Terazin: New Life

Krása Passacaglia from String Trio

Krása Tanz from String Trio

Schulhoff Blues

Ullmann 1st mvt. from String Quartet No. 3

Boulanger Avant de Mourir


Viveka Mårtensson violin

Sylvia Würtz violin

Elsbeth Bergh viola

Charlotte Edin cello

Sara Sjödahl piano

Questions? Contact the ticket office