Preview: "Cleveland Orchestra presents encores of Violins Of Hope education concerts"

Cleveland Patch has published a preview of Brett Mitchell's upcoming series of concerts with The Cleveland Orchestra:

Following the success of the 2015 Violins of Hope Education Concerts performed by The Cleveland Orchestra at Severance Hall for nearly 10,000 students, thousands more will enjoy encore presentations of the Violins of Hope Education Concert March 8-10, performed this time at the Milton and Tamar Maltz Performing Arts Center at the Temple-Tifereth Israel on the campus of Case Western Reserve University....

These concerts are based on the original December 2015 Violins of Hope Education Concerts, a collaboration between The Cleveland Orchestra and the Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House Master of Fine Arts Program in Acting. In these Cleveland Orchestra Education Concerts, music and drama were combined to express the themes of spirit, resistance, resilience, and hope. This special program created a powerful lens through which the audience was able to view the important role of music in Jewish life, before, during, and after the Holocaust.

Conducted by The Cleveland Orchestra’s Associate Conductor, Brett Mitchell, the March 2017 concerts will feature Cleveland Orchestra First Associate Concertmaster Peter Otto and Assistant Principal Cellist Charles Bernard. The program includes Bloch’s Simchas Torah [Rejoicing] from Baal Shem; Bruch’s Kol Nidrei, Opus 47; Prokofiev’s Overture on Hebrew Themes, Opus 34; and John Williams’s [Main Theme] from Schindler's List for Violin and Orchestra....

ideastream, the region’s multiple media public service organization that includes WVIZ/PBS, 90.3 WCPN, and WCLV 104.9, will record the March Violins of Hope Education Concert. The concert will be available via ideastream.org for permanent educational use by teachers, paired with Facing History and Ourselves’ Holocaust curriculum.

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