POSTPONED – Violins of Hope Week: April 21-26, 2020

POSTPONED: April 21, 2020 – 7:30 PM 

Stories of Hope launches the Violins of Hope week with an intimate performance at the Aquarium of the Pacific’s new Honda Pacific Visions Theater (limited to 300 seats.) This mixed-media presentation will feature Dr. James Grymes, author of the book Violins of Hope, and Israeli violinist Niv Ashkenazi accompanied by the musicians of the Long Beach Symphony. Through music and narration, this powerful performance will delve into the gripping backstories of the instruments, allowing each violin to tell its own tale.

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Dr. James A. Grymes is generously underwritten by Evi and David Meyer

Mr. Niv Ashkenazi is generously underwritten by John and Marcie Blumberg

VIP Reception is generously underwritten by The Paula R. Moore Family Fund at Long Beach Community Foundation

Concert Sponsors:

Kathleen M. Eckert

Marlene and Stephen Young

Photo credit: The new Honda Pacific Visions Theater wing at the Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, CA © 2019 Tom Bonner

POSTPONED: April 25, 2020 – 8:00 PM 

Eckart Preu, conductor | Niv Ashkenazi, violin
Dina Kuznetsova, soprano | Teresa Buchholz, mezzo
Raul Melo, tenor | Mark Walters, bass
Long Beach Camerata Singers, chorus
Long Beach Chorale, chorus

John Williams
“Hatikvah” from Munich
John Williams
Theme from Schindler’s List 
Symphony No. 1, 2nd Mvmt, “Psalm”

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Concert Sponsors:

Paulette and Henry Matson

Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Mahoney & Mahoney Law Group, APC

VIP Reception Sponsor:

Linda Gunn and Chris Pinckney
Gunn | Jerkens Marketing Communications

POSTPONED: April 26, 2020 – 4:00 PM 

Songs of Hope will present the Violins of Hope in their final Southern California performance with an intimate chamber concert at the historic First Congregational Church of Long Beach under the baton of Maestro Eckart Preu. An ensemble of players from the Long Beach Symphony will present a concert of string quartets and song cycles by Jewish composers who both survived and perished at the hand of the Nazis.

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