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EBOR Lecture: The Mozart Question
June 5, 2018 @ 7:30 pmTickets available in April
As part of a collaboration between York Festival of Ideas and The Ebor Lectures, Michael Morpurgo returns to York to give a moving performance of his book, The Mozart Question, set against the background of the Holocaust. Joined by actress Alison Reid, violinist Daniel Pioro and The Storytellers Ensemble, together they will interweave words and music to tell this haunting tale of survival against the odds. Tickets will be available from April 2018 at yorkfestivalofideas.com
Michael Morpurgo, OBE, is an English book author, poet, playwright, and librettist. He became the third British Children’s Laureate, from 2003 to 2005.
The year 2018 marks the centenary of the ending of World War I. Communities and individuals across the world will be involved in commemorating and remembering those who fought, survived or died in this war. As part of this commemoration our 2018 series of the Ebor lectures, ‘Peace and Reconciliation’ offers a range of speakers who will talk about various themes, issues and examples, both past and present, concerned with building peace and promoting reconciliation in a variety of contexts. It is hoped that this series will provide a further understanding of how the healing of communities and progress along the peace-building road can be achieved. As Mahatma Gandhi said in his teaching on peace: ‘You must be the change you wish to see in the world.’