Performance: "Free Fall Oratorio"

Event related to the "Danube Exodus: The Rippling Currents of the River" exhibition.

Performance: "Free Fall Oratorio"
This multimedia project, based on the award-winning video "Free Fall" (1996-97) by artist Peter Forgacs and composer Tibor Szemzo, presents a moving and intimate picture of the Hungarian Holocaust. Performing live against a backdrop of moving images, vocalists from the Gordian Knot Company of Hungary chronicle the family memories of amateur filmmaker and Holocaust survivor, Gyorgy Peto, whose home movies form the basis of Free Fall.

September 14, 8:00 p.m.
Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center, Los Angeles

This event is free and open to the public, but seating reservations are required. For information and seating and parking reservations, please call 310-440-7300 or visit

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