Classical Series

Violins of Hope

Jan 08, 2022

8:00 PM

Violins of Hope

Jan 08, 2022 8:00 PM

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Long Beach Symphony is proud to present Violins of Hope, a concert commemorating and featuring a unique collection of instruments played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust – many of them in concentration camps. Saved and painstakingly restored by Israeli luthier Amnon Weinstein and his son, Avshi, these instruments represent the love and tragedy of many musicians and listeners; the destiny of millions of people; and the power of music to transcend the darkest hours of humanity.

This concert is presented as part of Violins of Hope Los Angeles County, a region-wide dialogue about music, art, social justice and free expression.

For more information or to become a subscriber, call the Symphony box office at (562) 436-3203 or subscribe online.

Long Beach Terrace Theater
300 E. Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90802

Generously sponsored by:

National Endowment for the ArtsMr. and Mrs. Henry MatsonAnna Salusky - Salusky LawLinda Gunn and Chris Pinckney

Niv Ashkenazi, Violin

Cécilia Tsan, Cello

Teresa Buchholz, Mezzo

Liv Redpath, Soprano

Jason Francisco, Tenor

Mark Walters, Baritone

Long Beach Camerata Singers, Chorus

Repertoire:

Williams  “Hatikvah” from Munich

Bruch  Kol Nidrei

Williams  Theme from Schindler’s List

Mozart  Requiem

The Long Beach Symphony is proud to present “Violins of Hope”, a concert commemorating and featuring a unique collection of
restored instruments played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust – many of them in concentration camps.

These instruments were saved and have been painstakingly restored. They represent the love and tragedy of many musicians and listeners; the destiny of millions of people; and the power of music to transcend the darkest hours of humanity. Learn more about the violins HERE.

This concert is presented as part of “Violins of Hope Los Angeles County,” a region-wide dialogue about music, art, social justice, and free expression.

Niv Ashkenazi, Violin

Virtuoso violinist Niv Ashkenazi has captivated audiences with his heartfelt musicianship and emotional performances. Praised for his “lush sound” and “passionate playing” (CASA Magazine) and “formidable technical powers” (Santa Barbara News-Press), he has made several Carnegie Hall and Kennedy Center appearances, and has performed in …

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Cécilia Tsan, Cello

Born in France, Cécilia Tsan began playing the cello with the same teacher as her childhood friend Yo-Yo Ma. After majoring in Philosophy and Chinese, she was accepted at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris, under André Navarra, and was awarded the 1st …

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Teresa Buchholz, Mezzo

An accomplished artist, known for her colorful, clear voice and thoughtful interpretation in both oratorio and opera, Teresa Buchholz is emerging as a promising mezzo-soprano in the world of singing. Most recently she's performed the role of Anne in Virgil Thomson’s The Mother of Us …

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Liv Redpath, Soprano

Liv Redpath is one of the most promising young soprano leggero on the opera and concert stage today. During the disrupted 2020-21 season, Ms. Redpath was scheduled to open the Los Angeles Philharmonic season at Disney Hall, sharing a program with Lang Lang under the …

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Jason Francisco, Tenor

Tenor Jason Francisco sings professionally with Los Angeles Opera and San Diego Opera. He has also soloed with Pacific Chorale, the John Alexander Singers, Pacific Symphony and the Corona Del Mar Baroque Orchestra. Jason has appeared and/or toured with the Los Angeles Philharmonic under Gustavo Dudamel, …

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Mark Walters, Baritone

Being touted as one of the next great American Verdi baritones, Opera News describes Mark Walters as “a force to be reckoned with.” He is lauded for his performances throughout the United States as Scarpia in Tosca, Germont in La traviata, and Pizarro in Fidelio. For his performance in La forza …

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Long Beach Camerata Singers, Chorus

The Long Beach Camerata Singers was founded in 1966 by Frank Allen as the Vocal Arts Ensemble and served as the resident chorus for the Long Beach Bach Festival, which he founded in 1973. In 1983 Dr. David Wilson, a professor of choral music at …

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