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Life, Death and Transcendence

  • National Gallery of Australia Parkes Place Parkes, ACT, 2600 Australia (map)

Verdun and the World War 1 Sketchbook of Franz Marc

A Conversation & Concert

Facilitated by ABC 666's Alex Sloan

Concert (8pm) $45, $35 Concessions and Music Viva Subscribers

Conversation free (6.30-7.30)

A concert with projections based on the WW1 sketches of the great German artist, Franz Marc, who founded the Blue Rider School and died at Verdun in 1916. Music by Ravel and Strauss and forgotten and lost composers of the First World War, some who died at Verdun

 The Sculthorpe Quartet:       Veronique Serret & Christopher Latham violins, Tor Fromyhr viola, David Pereira cello,

Louise Page soprano, Tamara-Anna Cislowska piano.

Alex Sloan in discussion with eminent historian Joan Beaumont, Jacqueline Dwyer & Chris Latham

100 years after this battle, what have we learned and how have we healed the past?

Supported by the French Embassy, German Embassy, ANU Centre for European Studies


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