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Repairing the World through Music and Story

October 22, 2019 — 7:00 pm

Presented by the Center for Interfaith Relations
and Jewish Federation of Louisville
Cathedral of the Assumption
433 S 5th St, Louisville, KY 40202

Repairing the World Through Music and Story: An Interfaith Evening of Healing and Hope

The Jewish Federation of Louisville and the Center for Interfaith Relations will host an evening illustrating the power of music and stories to inspire healing and repair. As part of the Violins of Hope exhibition, this evening will both bear witness to tragic assaults on faithful and peaceful people around the world and illuminate the creative sparks that emanate from within the human heart to regenerate, heal and foster life.

Featuring Grammy award winning violin virtuoso, Johnny Gandelsman, the interfaith program will be comprised of moving stories, prayers, and inspirational music meant to evoke restoration, peace and hope. Relevant stories from local members of our community of various faiths, including a Muslim Somali American youth, a Christian educator, and the son of Jewish Holocaust survivors will speak to the power of music and story.

To honor the voices of those who were silenced, a selection of violins from the Holocaust, which are part of the Violins of Hope traveling exhibit, will be displayed in the Cathedral. These instruments have survived concentration camps, pogroms, and many long journeys to tell remarkable stories of injustice, suffering, resilience and survival. One of the violins will be played.

This event is free and open to the public.

About Grammy Award Winning Musician Johnny Gandelsman

Grammy award winning violinist and producer Johnny Gandelsman’s musical voice reflects the artistic collaborations he has been a part of since moving to the United States in 1995. Richard Brody of The New Yorker has called Johnny Gandelsman “revelatory” in concert, placing him in the company of “radically transformative” performers like Maurizio Pollini, Peter Serkin and Christian Zacharias.  As a founding member of Brooklyn Rider and a member of the Silkroad Ensemble, Johnny has closely worked with such luminaries as Bela Fleck, Martin Hayes, Kayhan Kalhor, Yo-Yo Ma, Mark Morris, Anne Sofie Van Otter, Alim Qasimov & Fargana Qasimova, Joshua Redman, Suzanne Vega, Abigail Washburn and Damian Woetzel. He has appeared with Bono, David Byrne, Renee Fleming, Rhiannon Giddens, I’m With Her, Christian McBride, and many others.