Matthias Pintscher, CSO Creative Partner and Music Director of Ensemble Intercontemporain (EIC), will partner with the Jewish Cincinnati Bicentennial to present Hans Karl Breslauer's silent film Die Stadt Ohne Juden, ("The City Without Jews"), accompanied by Olga Neuwirth's newly composed score.
Released in 1924, the film was intended to be a satire/social commentary on the Anti-Semitic political and cultural movement of the 1920s, but today it serves as a shockingly visionary look at the fear of mutli-culturalism and normalization of Anti-Semitism that that would bring to power the Nazi Party and Adolf Hitler in 1933. Neuwirth's score is an interconnected web of sound and image that draws the audience into a nearly 100-year-old world depicting fear and coziness juxtaposed with sheer horror.
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Sponsor: Proudly sponsored by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Mayerson JCC and Jewish Cincinnati Bicentennial