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      January 26, 2020

      Sunday   3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

      200 North San Pedro Road
      San Rafael, California 94903

      New Century Chamber Orchestra: Violins of Hope

      The Kanbar Center for Performing Arts ~ Taube Center for Jewish Peoplehood
      Bay Area Violins of Hope Residency ~
      Are honored to present:

      The Taube Center for Jewish Peoplehood, Kanbar Center for the Performing Arts and New Century Chamber Orchestra have joined together to create and present this unique program to the community collaboratively with The Violins of Hope.

      As part of the Bay Area Violins of Hope residency, Daniel Hope and members of New Century Chamber Orchestra will perform music by Jewish composers played on the iconic collection of recovered and restored Holocaust-era string instruments. This event will also feature exclusive footage from Daniel Hope's award-winning film Refuge in Music: Terezín/Theresienstadt.

      WHAT: Brilliant, live, classical music by Jewish composers and exclusive film clips with detail from the film maker, New Century’s Music Director and Concertmaster, Daniel Hope.

      ABOUT REFUGE IN MUSIC: Terezín/Theresienstadt.-Coverage of a special concert held in remembrance of the victims of the World War II concentration camp Terezin, located near Prague. As well as featuring music from orchestra Bayerische Akademie der SchAnen Knste and soloists including Daniel Hope, Bengt Forsberg, Anne Sofie von Otter and Bebe Risenfors, a documentary is included featuring contributions from survivors of the camp.
      ABOUT NCCO: The New Century Chamber Orchestra, founded in 1992, looks for fresh, exciting ways to present classical music in the San Francisco Bay Area by combining performances of extraordinary quality with innovative programming. One of only a handful of conductorless ensembles in the world, New Century is comprised of local musicians and those who travel from across the U.S. and Europe to perform in the Bay Area together.
      ABOUT VIOLINS OF HOPE: The Violins are a collection of 70+ string instruments originally owned and played by European Jews in ghettos and Nazi death camps during WWII, which have been lovingly restored over the past two decades by renowned Israeli violin-makers Amnon and Avshalom Weinstein. Concentration camp musicians owed their lives to their instruments. The music they played lifted them above their cruel, day-to-day reality. It gave the musicians hope. And did the same for their fellow Jewish inmates. “Hope is a stubborn thing,” says Weinstein. The legacy of Jewish hope drives Weinstein to restore every Holocaust violin he can get his hands on to make them speak again. These instruments are the focal point of an impactful initiative designed to promote the power of hope through music, reaffirming that the voiceless can indeed have a voice as we reiterate our responsibility to “never forget”.

      Cost: Payment required - $30 - $67.50 Reserved candle-lit table and General Admission choices

      Categories: Performing Arts

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