Violins Of Hope
+ Intonations discussion panel
Premieres Sat, AUG 7 • 11Am PDT
VIOlins of hope + INTONATIONS DISCUSSION Panel
A dynamic live-streamed conversation offers insights about the Violins of Hope and the creation of INTONATIONS. 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.