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The Defiant Requiem

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Southfield: Shaarey Zedek (map)
Southfield: Shaarey Zedek
Thursday, May 4, 2017 – 7:30 PM

Concert Description

Conceived and created by Murry Sidlin, "The Defiant Requiem" tells the story of courageous Jewish prisoners in the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp during World War II who performed the famous Verdi Requiem Mass. This powerful, inspirational multimedia performance combines the magnificent music of Verdi with testimony from survivors of the original chorus and footage from propaganda film.

Murry Sidlin, Conductor
Jennifer Check, Soprano
Ann McMahon Quintero, Mezzo Soprano
Issachah Savage, Tenor
Nathan Stark, Bass

Verdi Requiem
Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín (DSO Premiere)

Please note: Due to the large attendance expected at the May 4th performance in Southfield, patrons are encouraged to utilize the free shuttle that will be provided, to accommodate a smooth parking egress following the performance.

In addition: This concert is approximately 115 minutes with no intermission.

This performance is no longer available for purchase online, however a limited number of tickets will be available for purchase at the venue.


Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center
3711 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201 Google Directions
Box Office
313.576.5111
General summer hours:
Monday-Friday, 11am-5pm*

Dates, times, prices, programs, and artists are subject to change.

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*The box office will be open 9am-5pm the weeks of August 14 and August 21, 2017.