a concert dedicated to Jewish women composers:
Helene Liebmann nee Riese, Fanny Hensel nee Mendelssohn, Vally Weigl nee Pick,
Viteslava Kapralova, Lena Stein-Schneider nee Meyerstein, Sarah Feigin nee Kugel,
Rosy Wertheim, Ruth Schonthal, Minna Keal, Rebecca Clarke, Miriam Hyde,
Elena Katz-Chernin, Josefine Auspitz-Winter, Johanna Spector, Ilse Weber, Silvia Sommer, Felicitas Kuckuck, Ursula Mamlok and Inessa Zaretzky.
In awareness of the tragedy behind and the hope within this music, it has become a heart´s desire to perform these unknown but exciting and most relevant works to
commemorate and celebrate the women who composed it.
Being a Jewish woman was a twofold obstacle: Life in an anti-semitic environment
as well as the strict gender-specific restrictions and obligations for female artists.
But some women overpassed these burdens and followed their passion. Hidden behindeach name is a dramatic fate and unique compositional oeuvre which, with minor
exceptions has remained unknown to the public.
With the programme "Ariela", Sigrid Hagn and Janina Ibel aim at bringing to life the message of tolerance and unity, inherent in humanity, regardless of nationality, gender and creed.