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Violins of Hope + Intonations Discussion Panel

August 7, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm  |  Virtual Event


The Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, America’s longest-running festival of new orchestral music, presents its second-ever virtual season over two weekends in Summer 2021: July 31-August 1, and August 7-8.

“Violins of Hope + Intonations Discussion Panel” is a dynamic live-streamed conversation offering insights about the Violins of Hope and the creation of Intonations, the culmination of an extensive SF Bay Area collaboration begun in 2020 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. This informative precursor to the performance includes a brief history of Jewish musical life by musicologist/violinist Cookie Segelstein. Then director/producer Elena Park moderates a discussion featuring composer Jake Heggie, librettist Gene Scheer, mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke, and James Grymes, author of “Violins of Hope: Instruments from the Holocaust”. Questions welcomed from viewers via chat window.

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Support for this event was provided by the Humanities Institute, the Neufled Levin Chair in Holocaust Studies, and Temple Beth El.


August 7, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm