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Juliek’s Violin: A Holocaust Education Program for invited Schools

October 23, 2019 — 12:00 pm

The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts
501 W Main St
Louisville, KY 40202

Students from Noe Middle School, Walden School, Manual High School, and St. Francis of Asisi will experience a program about the importance of European Classical music to Jewish people during the Holocaust.  Jeffrey Jamner will share stories about his own family’s survival and their love for this music as their cultural legacy which they passed on to him.  The program will include performances of Chopin, Beethoven, and Verdi, and will feature members of the Louisville Youth Choir, violinist Sara Callaway, and pianist Jeffrey Jamner.  In this program, which will be filmed by KET for publication on PBS Learning Media, the story of music as a lifeline of hope in terrible times culminates with a reading of a passage from Elie Wiesel’s Night about a boy from Warsaw named Juliek playing Beethoven Violin Concerto on the night of his death.  Sara Callaway will play an excerpt from the second movement of this concerto interspersed with Wiesel’s words forming a powerful duet of words and music which be played on one of the Violins of Hope.