Apr 25th, 2017, 02:31 PM

Music of the Holocaust

By Isabel Guigui
This Thursday, take an unconventional trip back in time to Auschwitz

This Thursday evening AUP's George and Irina Schaeffer Center for the Study of Genocide, Human Rights and Conflict Prevention will host the eclectic Hélios Azoulay at the Maison de la Chimie on Saint Dominique. Azoulay, who interprets music that had been written in the concentration camps of the Holocaust, will be performing with his band in the auditorium of the Maison from 19h00 until 21h00. In and of itself the event promises a fascinating insight on the lives of the victims of Hitler's persecution. 

Accompanied by a singer, pianist, and violinist, Azoulay, on the clarinet has been described as "wild,"and his music has often surprised spectators in its boldness. In an interview with ResMusica, an online music press publication, he affirms "It is true that a certain number of works, concerts, have created scandal. But you know, scandal is just a rather surprising way of returning art to the game of life..." Additionally, he is a professor of music and art history, as well as Music Director of the Ensemble de Musique Incidentale. 

The character of the performer can only amplify the character of the evening and, students will be able to meet and discuss with this surprising artist following the concert.