JEWISH NATIONAL FUND UK
KKL – KEREN KAYEMET LEISRAEL
NOTES OF HOPE
2018, APRIL 15th
To mark the 70th anniversary of Israel’s independence, the extraordinary world premiere in Jerusalem of music rescued from the concentration camps.
Out of the horrors, a joyful musical testament to hope.
Amidst the horrors of the concentration camps of the Holocaust, musicians kept playing and secretly composing. We know from the people and documents that survived, that they composed in the hope that their music would some day be played again.
For more than three decades, Francesco Lotoro scoured the world looking for the hidden manuscripts and memories of the survivors, piecing together this precious musical testimony. The majority of the music is surprisingly joyful, despite the desperate circumstances in which it was composed and the likelihood that it would never be discovered.
On 15 April 2018, a unique concert will be taking place in the capital of the Jewish nation, where this music will be played to a public audience for the first time. In the presence of both the President and the Prime Minister of the State of Israel, Francesco Lotoro will lead musicians from The Ashdod Symphony Orchestra, alongside a new generation, including students from two schools in the Negev supported by JNF UK and KKL: Bikurim Music School near Gaza, and the Musical Conservatory in Yerucham.
You have the chance to join them to witness this extraordinary story of defiance: a tribute to the memory of the murdered 6 million, and a joyous celebration of their hope and belief in the Jewish future.
Reception: 7:30 pm; Concert: 8:30 pm
International Convention Centre, Jerusalem
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Date: April 15
8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
International Convention Centre, Jerusalem Sderot Shazar 1
Jerusalem, 9106001 Israel