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Cabrillo Music Festival broadcast 9/11
September 11, 2022 @ 6:00 pm
Cabrillo Music Festival broadcast of their recent concert, “Violins of Hope” on KALW, 91.7 FM. Free.
Due to Covid concerns within the orchestra, programming for the closing weekend of the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music shifted. Details are below:
Jake Heggie: INTONATIONS: Songs from the Violins of Hope
Texts by Gene Scheer (Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano; Benjamin Beilman, violin; Thais Chernyavsky, youth violin)
Rodian Shchedrin: Carmen Suite
The 2022 Festival comes to a moving close with Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s INTONATIONS: Songs from the Violins of Hope, arranged for string orchestra and percussion. This work features brilliant mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke and riveting violinist Benjamin Beilman, and commemorates the 75th Anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and the remarkable dedication of Israeli violin restorers Amnon and Avshalom Weinstein to restore Holocaust era instruments. The program concludes with Rodion Shchedrin’s popular Carmen Suite for string orchestra.