The Hague String Trio
Maisel Synagogue |
90 minutes |
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The concert is produced thanks to kind financial support from the Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands in Prague.
Justyna Briefjes - violin
Julia Dinerstein - viola
Miriam Kirby - cello
The Hague String Trio was founded in The Hague in 2006. Its three members had previously been studying and working in various countries, including Mexico, Russia, Norway, Germany and the Netherlands. The trio focuses on the extensive string trio repertoire. In addition to performing throughout the Netherlands, they give regular concerts in England and Germany. In 2019 they released the CD After the Darkness, featuring music by Jewish composers who were interned in the Terezín ghetto.
Aside from works by Czech composers, such as Hans Krása (1899–1944) and Gideon Klein (1919–1945), the CD also contains the world premiere recording of a piece by the Dutch composer Dick Kattenburg (1919–1944), who was briefly incarcerated in the Terezín ghetto shortly before his death in Auschwitz. This recording has received an award from the Pizzicato magazine in Luxembourg, as well as many glowing reviews – e.g., from the BBC music magazine and from the Czech website Elegant Classics.
Interested in history of the Prague Jewish Quarter? Book a tour.
The Maisel Synagogue located in Josefov, Jewish Quarter was erected in 1592 on the basis of a privilege granted by Emperor Rudolf II. Its founder was Mordecai Maisel, the Mayor of the Prague Jewish Town. Built by Judah Tzoref de Herz and Josef Wahl, it was originally a Renaissance temple with three naves, which was unusual for its day.
The synagogue was severely damaged in the ghetto fire of 1689 and has been rebuilt several times. It acquired its current Neo-Gothic form by Prof. A Grotte in 1893-1905. Currently, author readings as well as highly acclaimed concerts take place at the Maisel Synagogue.
On display is a wealth of rare collection objects, each placed in a new layout and proper context after a recent comprehensive reconstruction of the Maisel Synagogue. Touch screens enable visitors to look through old Hebrew manuscripts and to view historical maps of Jewish settlements.
Visitors are also encouraged to search the museum's database for information about prominent Jewish figures. In the evening hours, the exhibition area is often transformed into an auditorium and used as a venue for concerts, recitals and solo theatre performances.
There is a barrier-free entrance.