Life, Death & Transcendence Verdun & the World War 1 Sketchbook of Franz Marc A Conversation & Concert


Franz Marc (1880-1916)

Fate of the Animals (The trees showed their rings,

the animals their veins)

Kunstmuseum, Basel


 $45 full price , $35 non-waged & Musica Viva subscribers Bookings



Tuesday 17th May 2016 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Contextual conversation (free) 6:30-7 :30 pm

Performance 8-9:30pm


James O Fairfax Theatre, National Gallery of Australia

Music from the Great War by German and French composers, including works written in the trenches at Verdun, accompanied by projected images of the WW1 studies of Franz Marc, Germany’s greatest cultural loss of the Great War, killed on 4th March 1916 at the Battle of Verdun.

Performers: Louise Page soprano, Tamara-Anna Cislowska piano, the Sculthorpe Quartet (Veronique Serret & Christopher Latham violins, Tor Fromyr viola, David Pereira cello)

A pre-concert conversation between Alex Sloan, the renowned historian Joan Beaumont, Jacqueline Dwyer, researcher and daughter of Jacques Playoust, a Franco-Australian soldier who served at Verdun, and Flowers of War director Chris Latham, who will read from Marc’s battlefield letters to his wife.

The program is made possible through a partnership with the National Gallery of Australia and the ANU Centre for European Studies, and is supported by grants from the Anzac Centenary Arts & Culture Fund, the Mission Centenaire 14-18, and the French-German Cultural Fund. Event Flyer


Date & time

Tue 17 May 2016, 12am


Where? James O Fairfax Theatre, National Gallery of Australia


02 6125 9896


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