Last Train to Tomorrow
The Association of Jewish Refugees (AJR) is thrilled to announce that a special VIP will be the guest of honour at the London premiere of The Last Train to Tomorrow at the Roundhouse on Sunday 9 November.
Commissioned by the Halle orchestra, The Last Train to Tomorrow, a song cycle composed and conducted by the internationally acclaimed artist Carl Davis CBE, tells the extraordinary story of the Kindertransport through a sequence of ten songs written by the celebrated children’s author, Hiawyn Oram, to be performed by the Finchley Children’s Music Group.
Tickets are now on sale at http://www.roundhouse.org.uk/whats-on/2014/last-train-to-tomorrow/
This special one-off concert will also feature The Marriage of Figaro Overture by Mozart and Mendelssohn’s Violin concerto performed by City of London Sinfonia together with an outstanding young violin soloist from The Yehudi Menuhin School.
We are delighted that Natasha Kaplinksy, the newsreader and television presenter, and member of Prime Minister David Cameron’s Holocaust Commission, will be introducing the event. As well as the Rt Hon Eric Pickles, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, the Ambassadors of Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic will be present.
As the concert takes places on a Sunday afternoon, we are particularly encouraging our members to bring along their families and we hope that the event will appeal to the Mitteleuropa émigrés from Nazi oppression who grew up in a culture of classical music. The symbolism of the anniversary of Kristallnacht and that the Roundhouse was formerly a turning point for trains and is located near Swiss Cottage, the area in London where many of the escaping refugees settled, should help make the concert memorable and historic.
Click here to read the promotional flyer.