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Greenwood Performing Arts Presents “Violins for Hope”
May 11, 2022@7:30 pm$40
South Carolina will host Varna International and Israel’s Violins of Hope for once-in-a-lifetime performances as they join together for stunning concerts.
Varna International has presented its breathtaking musical productions at The Kennedy Center, Boston’s Wang Theater, and Lincoln Center. Local musicians will play the violins lovingly played by Jewish musicians imprisoned during the Holocaust. The exquisitely restored violins will sound again, bringing melodies to life in remembrance of those who perished.
The concert portrays a little-known story about Bulgarians who rescued their 49,000 Jewish citizens in 1943 from Nazi deportation to concentration camps. The performances of the astounding and miraculous account of Europe’s largest World War II rescue include The oratorio “A Melancholy Beauty” by award-winning Bulgarian composer G. Andreev; Conductor: Charles Evans • Choir Master and Narrator: Tim Koch; Soloists: Shannon Kessler Dooley, Soprano; Adam Holcomb, Tenor; Jason Collins, Tenor; Jeff Jones, Baritone; Craig Price, Bass; Soloists from the world-renowned “Philip Kutev” National Folklore Ensemble of Bulgaria