Celebrating Alma and Arnold Rosé

Published on December 17, 2019

Alma Rose

This winter we're celebrating the life and work of Alma and Arnold Rosé, two musicians who fell victim to the Nazi regime in World War II.

Join us for a series of events to honour their extraordinary lives and legacy, explore the work of other musicians persecuted in the Holocaust, and learn how music is used in war and resistance.


Alma and Arnold Rosé: Only the Violins Remain Exhibit
Spencer Gallery in The D.B. Weldon Library
Jan. 7 - Feb. 28

Take a tour through one of history's forgotten chapters with this powerful exhibit. Photographs and artifacts help to tell the story of Alma and Arnold Rosé, two musicians who fell victim to the Nazi regime in World War II. Discover their fascinating personal and professional lives, and the legacy of their music-making.

Brought to you by the Austrian House of History, the exhibit features items from Western's Gustav Mahler-Alfred Rosé Collection.

To book a guided tour of the exhibit, contact Brian McMillan, Director of the Music Library.


Western Libraries invites you to a free concert by London's Magisterra Soloists to celebrate music by composers who were displaced or killed by the Nazi regime.

After the concert, join Brian McMillan, Director of the Music Library, for a guided tour of the Alma and Arnold Rosé: Only the Violins Remain exhibit in The D.B. Weldon Library's Spencer Gallery.

Magisterra Soloists:

  • Annette-Barbara Vogel*, Artistic Director, violin
  • Bobbi Thompson*, saxophone
  • Mikela Witjes, violin
  • Daniel Sweaney, viola
  • Brian Snow, cello
  • Brian Cho, piano

*Western faculty member


Join Western Libraries and Western Hillel for a fascinating discussion about how music is used in war and resistance.

Hear from a panel of local experts and participate in an audience Q&A.

After the discussion, join Brian McMillan, Director of the Music Library, for a guided tour of the Alma and Arnold Rosé: Only the Violins Remain exhibit in The D.B. Weldon Library's Spencer Gallery.

Panelists:

  • Dr. Joseph Gilbert, Vice President of Research (retired), London Health Sciences Centre
  • Professor Alain Goldschläger (retired), French Studies, Western University
  • Reverend Stephen McClatchie, PhD, Faculty of Theology, Huron College
  • Ms. April Morris, PhD Candidate, Musicology, Western University
  • Professor Eli Nathans, History, Western University
  • Mr. Brian McMillan, Director, Music Library, Western University (Moderator)

Questions

For questions about these events, contact Brian McMillan, Director of the Music Library.

Photo and Video Consent

Western Libraries will be shooting photos and video at these events that will be used for future informational or promotional purposes related to Western Libraries, Western University, and our events. By attending this event, attendees consent to their image being used for such purposes. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Julie Kiser, 519-661-2111 x81441.

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