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Violins of Hope Fort Wayne


Violins of Hope: Stories of Defiance, Resilience, and Legacy

Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Fort Wayne Ballet, Heartland Sings, Purdue Fort Wayne Choral Ensembles, Fort Wayne Children's Choir

Works by Beethoven, Barber, Korngold and others will fill the rotunda at the Allen County Courthouse. A guest speaker will weave a narrative throughout the concert, telling stories about the heroic musicians who inspired the creation of these Strings of the Holocaust.

Thursday, November 14, 2019    7:30 pm
Allen County Courthouse, 715 S. Calhoun St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Admission is free for everyone


By Joshua Sobol
Directed by Bev Redman
In partnership with Violins of Hope Fort Wayne
Musical Direction by Holly Knott
Williams Theatre

Nov. 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 2019 8:00 p.m.
Nov. 17           2:00 p.m.

Ghetto is based on the true story of a theatre company that functioned in the Jewish Vilnia ghetto in Lithuania, amidst the darkest days of the Holocaust, where cabaret-style performance, music, and dance become a metaphor of the indestructibility of the human spirit. Founded as a tactic of survival by the ghetto’s Jewish council, the theatre’s vital and dynamic performances of scenes, songs, and dances become a center of solidarity for the oppressed community facing imminent annihilation. The performances in the theatre are a vigorous and moving reminder that there is a heroic life of the spirit, and of art, neither of which can be crushed.

Contact the university box office for tickets. 260-481-6555

Three Rivers Choral Festival:  Voices of Hope

This program will feature the Purdue Fort Wayne University Singers, Heartland Sings, Fort Wayne Children’s Choir, and other area choirs in a collaborative concert featuring David McCullough’s multi-movement work, Holocaust Cantata: Songs from the Camps. The text of every song from the cantata, originally in Polish, but sung in English, was written by prisoners held in the concentrations camps of Nazi Germany's Third Reich. This reverent and powerful joint concert will feature over 100 singers in the Auer Performance Hall at the Rhinehart Music Center.
William Sauerland, Jonathan Busarow and Robert Nance, conductors

Saturday, Nov. 16      4:00 p.m.
Auer Performance Hall       

Contact the university box office for tickets. 260-481-6555