INTONATIONS: Songs from the Violins of Hope (2020) directed by Elena Park and featuring mezzo Sasha Cooke, violinist Benjamin Beilman, the St Lawrence String Quartet and instrumentalists from the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music.
A 40-minute song cycle for mezzo-soprano, solo violin, string quartet and youth solo violin. Texts by Gene Scheer based on stories about violins played by Jews in concentration camps during the Holocaust; inspired by James Grymes’ book Violins of Hope: Violins of the Holocaust – Instruments of Hope and Liberation in Mankind’s Darkest Hour (Harper [more]
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