Events

Event information will be added as it becomes available, please check back frequently for updates. 
All programs, artists, dates, and times subject to change.

Amnon Weinstein
The Nazis aren't here anymore. The violins, they are.
Amnon Weinstein
We are restoring the violins now, so when you hear them again, it is victory. And when it is victory, you cannot take it away.
Exhibition:

Strings of the Holocaust

Saturday, November 9 through Sunday, December 1, 2019
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, Weatherhead Gallery, Ian and Mimi Rolland Center, School of Creative Arts • University of St. Francis. 2701 Spring St., Fort Wayne, IN 46808
Exhibition Hours:
9 a.m. - 8 p.m. (Mon - Wed)
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Thur - Fri)
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Sat)
1 - 5 p.m. (Sun)
Gallery closed: Thursday, November 28 - Friday, November 29
A special Exhibition Opening Reception will be held on November 9th from 6-8 p.m. at the Rolland Art Center. 

Trained docents will be on site Mon-Wed at 12:00-2:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m.; Thurs-Fri at 12:00-2:00 p.m.; Sat at 12:00-4:00 p.m.; and Sun 1:00-5:00 p.m.

 

Visitors are invited to view, learn, and contemplate the Violins of Hope, an exhibition of instruments that survived long, dangerous journeys of the Holocaust. Each instrument is witness to an extraordinary story and ongoing legacy.

The exhibition begins with a space that imparts basic information about Jewish history and culture, then progresses to display cases containing Strings of the Holocaust. Visitor spaces will impart a sense of respectful dignity, encouraging engagement and reflection about storied violins that will never be silenced.

A special Exhibition Opening Reception will be held on November 9th from 6-8 p.m. at the Rolland Art Center. 

Information at art.sf.edu, 260.399.8064 or by email

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Instruments of Hope

Free
Monday, May 13, 2019 at 6:00 pm
University of Saint Francis Robert Goldstine Performing Arts Center, 431 West Berry Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Join us for an Art & Music Gala that highlights the artistic, written, and visual expressions of New Tech Academy and University of Saint Francis students. Students have developed art pieces, documentaries, and spoken word oratories that bring to life music of the past and present. In conjunction with the “Violins of Hope” commemoration that will be in Fort Wayne between November 9-24, 2019, student designs will demonstrate how music offered hope during an era of unfathomable persecution. Art and music will converge to bring awareness and make an impact on on all our lives. 

Light snacks and drinks provided. Live Music will be performed by the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Youth Symphony String Quartet.

Families Lost and Found: Tracing My Viennese Roots After the Holocaust

Free
Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 2:00 pm
History Center, 302 East Berry St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802

George R. Mather Lecture Series 
Irv Adler

Irv Adler will share an intriguing story about tracing his Viennese roots while searching for information about his grandmother and family. The discovery of letters written by his grandmother from 1938 to 1941 identified unknown relatives resulting in a poignant reunion. Irv will chronicle his family’s Holocaust story and the path followed to discover, meet, and become acquainted with long lost family members

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PrimeTime39: Violins of Hope Fort Wayne

Free
Friday, November 1, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Fort Wayne PBS39 (39.1)

Learn more about Violins of Hope and get a preview of the events surrounding its Fort Wayne exhibition in this conversation with project organizers Jaki Schreier, Executive Director, Jewish Federation of Fort Wayne, and Jim Palermo, Managing Director, Fort Wayne Philharmonic. This program encores November 2, 6:30 pm and November 3, 8 pm on PBS39 Explore (39.4)

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Bearing Witness: Holocaust Through the Eyes of Soldiers

Free
Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 2:00 pm
History Center, 302 East Berry St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802

George R. Mather Lecture Series
Kayleen Reusser 

Noted author Kayleen Reusser has interviewed hundreds of World War II veterans and will tell stories of the Holocaust through their eyes. Shared will be stories from her three books, We Fought to Win: American World War II Veterans Share Their Stories; They Did It for Honor: Stories of American World War II Veterans; and We Gave Our Best: American World War II Veterans Tell Their Stories. Visit also kayleenreusser.com for more information about her work.

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PBS39: Violins of Hope, Strings of the Holocaust

Free
Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 9:00 pm
Fort Wayne PBS39 (39.1)

Violins of Hope: Strings of the Holocaust,” narrated by Academy Award-winner Adrien Brody, is a documentary featuring Israeli violinmaker Amnon Weinstein and his efforts to restore violins recovered from the Holocaust. Some were played by Jewish prisoners in concentration camps; others belonged to the Klezmer musical culture, which was all but destroyed by the Nazis.  

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PrimeTime39: Author James Grymes, “Violins of Hope”

Free
Friday, November 8, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Fort Wayne PBS39 (39.1)

Musicologist and author James Grymes discusses his chronicling the beautiful and haunting history of violins played by Jews in the Holocaust.  “Violins of Hope: Violins of the Holocaust – Instruments of Hope and Liberation in Mankind’s Darkest Hour” received a National Jewish Book Award. This program encores November 9, 6:30 pm and November 10, 8 pm on PBS39 Explore (39.4)

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Exhibition Opening Reception

Free
Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 6:00 pm
Weatherhead Gallery, Ian and Mimi Rolland Center, School of Creative Arts • University of St. Francis. 2701 Spring St., Fort Wayne, IN 46808

A special Exhibition Opening Reception will be held from 6-8 p.m. at the Rolland Art Center. This event is free and open to the public. 
 

The exhibition begins with a space that imparts basic information about Jewish history and culture, then progresses to display cases containing Strings of the Holocaust. Visitor spaces will impart a sense of respectful dignity, encouraging engagement and reflection about storied violins that will never be silenced.

Information at art.sf.edu, 260.399.8064 or by email

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A Conversation with James Grymes about Violins of Hope

Free
Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Allen County Public Library Theatre, 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802

PBS39 President and General Manager Bruce R. Haines will moderate a book discussion that combines an interview with the author and questions from audience members about the book. Violins of Hope tells the remarkable stories of violins played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust, and of the Israeli violin maker dedicated to bringing these inspirational instruments back to life.

 

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Fort Wayne Philharmonic Youth Symphony Orchestras: The Violins Live On

Tickets Required
Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 4:00 pm
Auer Hall At Rhinehart Center For The Performing Arts, Purdue Fort Wayne Campus, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Troy Webdell, director

This concert features works by Jewish composers Lukas Foss, Erwin Schulhoff, and Philip Glass, all linked to the Holocaust, giving voice to the violins that have survived and lived on.

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The Pianist

Tickets Required
Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Cinema Center, 437 E. Berry St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Nominated for 7 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and winner of 3, The Pianist stars Oscar winner Adrien Brody in the true-life story of brilliant pianist and composer Wladyslaw Szpilman, the most acclaimed young musician of his time until his promising career was interrupted by the onset of World War II.

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Opening Event: Violins of Hope

Tickets Required
Monday, November 11, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Fort Wayne Museum Of Art, 311 E. Main St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802

The Violins of Hope two-week commemoration of music, visual art, dance, theater, public conversation, interfaith dialogue, and educational activities officially begins with a screening of the documentary of Violins of Hope, followed by a moderated discussion with book author Dr. James Grymes and luthier Avshalom Weinstein, son of Violins of Hope founder Amnon Weinstein, led by Fort Wayne Museum of Art President & CEO Charles A. Shepard. 

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5 Violins from the Shoah

Free
Monday, November 11, 2019 at 7:00 pm
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, BUT GENERAL ADMISSION APPLIES TO VIEW THE MUSEUM’S MAIN EXHIBITIONS, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, 311 E Main St, Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Monday, November 11 through Sunday, December 1, 2019

Five extraordinary violins from the Violins of Hope collection will be on display at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art from November 11-December 1:  The German Star of David violin, Ponar Klezmer violin, Vilna Klezmer violin, Hakkert violin, and the Buried violin. Each tells an amazing story about the Jewish musicians who performed on them during the Holocaust, serving as a reminder about the defiance, resilience, and legacy of a people. The instruments will be on display in the main lobby and atrium. The violin exhibition is free and open to the public, but general admission applies to view the Museum's Main Exhibitions. For more information, visit fwmoa.org or violinsofhopefw.org.

 

EXHIBITION HOURS:

Closed (Mon)
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. (Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat)
10 a.m. - 8 p.m. (Thur)
12 p.m. - 5 p.m. (Sun)

The Pianist

Tickets Required
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Cinema Center, 437 E. Berry St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Nominated for 7 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and winner of 3, The Pianist stars Oscar winner Adrien Brody in the true-life story of brilliant pianist and composer Wladyslaw Szpilman, the most acclaimed young musician of his time until his promising career was interrupted by the onset of World War II.

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Guitars and Violins: Tone, Wood, and Structure as Described by the Luthiers That Build Them

Tickets Required • Free
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Sweetwater Sound, 5501 US-30, Fort Wayne, IN 46818

Two master luthiers — one specializing in violin, the other in guitar — are coming to Sweetwater to demonstrate the ways in which they approach and practice their craft. Both artisans curate, build, and painstakingly restore string instruments, creating spectacular, priceless works of art that are as pleasing to the eye as they are to the ear. This discussion will be led by guitar luthier Ren Ferguson and third-generation violinmaker Avshalom Weinstein. Musical demonstration and Q&A to follow.

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The Pianist

Tickets Required
Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Cinema Center, 437 E. Berry St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Nominated for 7 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and winner of 3, The Pianist stars Oscar winner Adrien Brody in the true-life story of brilliant pianist and composer Wladyslaw Szpilman, the most acclaimed young musician of his time until his promising career was interrupted by the onset of World War II.

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

Tickets Required • Free
Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Allen County Courthouse, 715 S. Calhoun St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802

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.

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PBS39: Eva A-7063

Free
Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 9:00 pm
Fort Wayne PBS39 (39.1)

At 10, she survived experiments by Nazi doctor Josef Mengele. At 50, she helped launch the biggest manhunt in history. Into her 80s, after decades of pain and anger, she traveled the world to promote what her life journey taught: Hope. Healing. Humanity. “Eva A-7063,” a documentary by Ted Green, Mika Brown and WFYI (Indianapolis) tells her full unvarnished story for the first time, inspiring viewers around the world.

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PBS39: A Call To Remember

Free
Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 10:30 pm
Fort Wayne PBS39 (39.1)

 David Schaecter takes viewers on an emotional journey through his life story – from a bucolic childhood in Czechoslovakia to his and his brother Jakob’s struggle for survival in Auschwitz, and finally, to David’s dramatic escape from the Nazis. David, the only member of his family to survive the Holocaust, would eventually immigrate to the United States and help found the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach in hopes of educating a younger generation about World War II and the Holocaust. Through David’s story, viewers witness the cruelty of intolerance, but also the power and will of the human spirit.

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Shabbat Service

Free
Friday, November 15, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Congregation Achduth Vesholom, 5200 Old Mill Rd., Fort Wayne, IN 46807

A special Shabbat service will combine traditional prayers and songs with music performed on the Violins of Hope.

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The Pianist

Tickets Required
Friday, November 15, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Cinema Center, 437 E. Berry St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Nominated for 7 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and winner of 3, The Pianist stars Oscar winner Adrien Brody in the true-life story of brilliant pianist and composer Wladyslaw Szpilman, the most acclaimed young musician of his time until his promising career was interrupted by the onset of World War II.

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PrimeTime39: Violins of Hope Fort Wayne – Avshalom Weinstein

Free
Friday, November 15, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Fort Wayne PBS39 (39.1)

Avshalom Weinstein is a third-generation violin maker and restorer. Weinstein’s paternal grandfather, Moshe, who immigrated to Israel in 1938, started to buy Holocaust violins after the war, when other Jewish immigrants, with no homes to return to, started also to make their way to Israel. Weinstein discusses the preservation work that has become known as Violins of Hope and talks of several violins brought to Fort Wayne for the exhibition and performances. This program encores November 16, 6:30 pm and November 17, 8 pm on PBS39 Explore (39.4)

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Ghetto

Tickets Required
Friday, November 15, 2019 at 8:00 pm
Purdue University Fort Wayne Williams Theatre; 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd., 46805

Purdue Fort Wayne Department of Theatre

Ghetto (Hebrew: גטו) is a play by Israeli playwright Joshua Sobol about the experiences of the Jews of the Vilna Ghetto during Nazi occupation in World War II. The play focuses on the Jewish cabaret-style theatre in the ghetto, incorporating live music and including as characters historical figures such as Jacob Gens, the chief of the Jewish Police and later Head of the ghetto. It is part of a triptych of plays about the resistance movement, which also includes Adam and Underground.

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Violins of Hope:  Music from the Shoah

Free
Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 1:30 pm
Allen County Public Library Theater 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, IN 46802

The Fort Wayne Philharmonic's premier ensemble, the Freimann String Quartet, will offer a captivating program of Holocaust era works by Korngold and Shostakovich, as well as traditional Jewish and klezmer tunes, ending with the main theme from John Williams' score to the 1993 Oscar winning film Schindler's List.

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Three Rivers Choral Festival: Voices of Hope

Tickets Required
Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 4:00 pm
Purdue University Fort Wayne, Auer Performance Hall, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46805

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.

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The Klezmatics

Tickets Required
Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46802

The Klezmatics are globally renowned world music superstars—and the only klezmer band to win a Grammy award. The group emerged out of the vibrant cultural scene of New York City’s East Village in 1986 with klezmer performances steeped in the tradition and spirituality of Eastern European Jewish roots. Their music is wild, mystical, provocative, reflective, and ecstatically danceable. 

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Ghetto

Tickets Required
Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 8:00 pm
Purdue University Fort Wayne Williams Theatre; 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd., 46805

Purdue Fort Wayne Department of Theatre

Ghetto (Hebrew: גטו) is a play by Israeli playwright Joshua Sobol about the experiences of the Jews of the Vilna Ghetto during Nazi occupation in World War II. The play focuses on the Jewish cabaret-style theatre in the ghetto, incorporating live music and including as characters historical figures such as Jacob Gens, the chief of the Jewish Police and later Head of the ghetto. It is part of a triptych of plays about the resistance movement, which also includes Adam and Underground.

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Ghetto

Tickets Required
Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Purdue University Fort Wayne Williams Theatre; 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd., 46805

Purdue Fort Wayne Department of Theatre

Ghetto (Hebrew: גטו) is a play by Israeli playwright Joshua Sobol about the experiences of the Jews of the Vilna Ghetto during Nazi occupation in World War II. The play focuses on the Jewish cabaret-style theatre in the ghetto, incorporating live music and including as characters historical figures such as Jacob Gens, the chief of the Jewish Police and later Head of the ghetto. It is part of a triptych of plays about the resistance movement, which also includes Adam and Underground.

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Researching Victims and Survivors: Holocaust Genealogy

Free
Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center, 900 Library Plaza; Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802

Lecture by Megan Lewis of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
Presented by Northeast Indiana Jewish Genealogy Society

Megan Lewis is a well-known reference librarian at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum who will present a lecture about how to use unique genealogical resources to research family history. Source materials from the personal collections of Holocaust survivors and victims, and letters and official documents such as passports and diplomas, extensive photograph archives, and oral histories can provide clues about how to trace Holocaust victims, survivors, and family members.

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The Pianist

Tickets Required
Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Cinema Center, 437 E. Berry St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Nominated for 7 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and winner of 3, The Pianist stars Oscar winner Adrien Brody in the true-life story of brilliant pianist and composer Wladyslaw Szpilman, the most acclaimed young musician of his time until his promising career was interrupted by the onset of World War II.

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Defiance: Screening of the Movie, Starring Daniel Craig

Free
Monday, November 18, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Purdue University of Fort Wayne, College of Professional Studies, Neff Hall, Room 101; 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46805

In 1941 the SS is slaughtering thousands of Eastern European Jews. The Bielski brothers, Tuvia (Daniel Craig), Zus (Liev Schreiber), and Asael (Jamie Bell), manage to escape and take refuge in the forest where they played during childhood. The brothers turn their daily struggle for survival into a battle against the German forces that have occupied their country, with over a thousand others joining the fray. Journalist Assaela Weinstein, daughter of Asael Bielski, one of the Bielski partisans immortalized in Defiance, is the wife of Violins of Hope founder Amnon Weinstein. Please return tomorrow, Tuesday, November 19, for a panel discussion about the Bielski Partisans featuring noted experts, including Asael Bielski's grandson, Avshalom Weinstein.

Perspectives on Defiance:  The Courage of the Bielski Partisans

Free
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Purdue University Fort Wayne, College of Professional Studies, Neff Hall, Room 101; 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46805

A panel of noted Holocaust scholars examines the movie Defiance and the Bielski Partisans who triumphed in saving over 1,200 souls. Dr. David Lindquist, associate professor emeritus in the Educational Studies Department at IPFW, Museum Teacher Fellow and Regional Museum Educator with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Dr. Barry Jackisch, specialist in modern German history, and Dr. Ann Livschiz, associate professor, PFW, specialist in Soviet and Eastern European history, are joined by Avshalom Weinstein, Violins of Hope luthier and grandson of partisan Asael Bielski. The panel will discuss the German invasion, death squads, Partisan response, and the unique perspective of the legendary Bielski family. 

The Pianist

Tickets Required
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Cinema Center, 437 E. Berry St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Nominated for 7 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and winner of 3, The Pianist stars Oscar winner Adrien Brody in the true-life story of brilliant pianist and composer Wladyslaw Szpilman, the most acclaimed young musician of his time until his promising career was interrupted by the onset of World War II.

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The Pianist

Tickets Required
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Cinema Center, 437 E. Berry St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Nominated for 7 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and winner of 3, The Pianist stars Oscar winner Adrien Brody in the true-life story of brilliant pianist and composer Wladyslaw Szpilman, the most acclaimed young musician of his time until his promising career was interrupted by the onset of World War II.

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Jewish-Catholic Prayer Service

Free
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 7:00 pm
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 10700 Aboite Center Road Fort Wayne, IN 46804

Rabbi Paula Jayne Winnig from Congregation Achduth Vesholom joins Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades, Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend, in a prayer service that focuses on the beauty of the Psalms, and the religious connections shared and revered by the Jewish people and Catholics. Music will be performed on the Violins of Hope, with selections from both Jewish and Catholic faith traditions.

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The Pianist

Tickets Required
Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Cinema Center, 437 E. Berry St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Nominated for 7 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and winner of 3, The Pianist stars Oscar winner Adrien Brody in the true-life story of brilliant pianist and composer Wladyslaw Szpilman, the most acclaimed young musician of his time until his promising career was interrupted by the onset of World War II.

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Culinary Diplomacy:  A Melody of Jewish Foods

Tickets Required • Ticketed - Reservation Only
Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 6:00 pm
Joseph Decuis Farm, 6755 E 900 S, Columbia City, IN 46725

Jewish life revolves around the dining table. Ceremonies and celebrations involving food link the cultural and religious symbolism of the Jewish people, from Shabbat meals and the High Holidays to local favorites savored by families near and far. This special dinner merges favorite recipes of prominent Fort Wayne citizens traced back to their countries of origin, with a dessert favorite of the Amnon Weinstein family. Melding Jewish foods with the art of diplomacy beautifully pairs with the legacy of the Violins of Hope being presented in Fort Wayne between November 9–23.

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The Pianist

Tickets Required
Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Cinema Center, 437 E. Berry St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Nominated for 7 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and winner of 3, The Pianist stars Oscar winner Adrien Brody in the true-life story of brilliant pianist and composer Wladyslaw Szpilman, the most acclaimed young musician of his time until his promising career was interrupted by the onset of World War II.

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Ghetto

Tickets Required
Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 8:00 pm
Purdue University Fort Wayne Williams Theatre; 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd., 46805

Purdue Fort Wayne Department of Theatre

Ghetto (Hebrew: גטו) is a play by Israeli playwright Joshua Sobol about the experiences of the Jews of the Vilna Ghetto during Nazi occupation in World War II. The play focuses on the Jewish cabaret-style theatre in the ghetto, incorporating live music and including as characters historical figures such as Jacob Gens, the chief of the Jewish Police and later Head of the ghetto. It is part of a triptych of plays about the resistance movement, which also includes Adam and Underground.

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Ghetto

Tickets Required
Friday, November 22, 2019 at 8:00 pm
Purdue University Fort Wayne Williams Theatre; 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd., 46805

Purdue Fort Wayne Department of Theatre

Ghetto (Hebrew: גטו) is a play by Israeli playwright Joshua Sobol about the experiences of the Jews of the Vilna Ghetto during Nazi occupation in World War II. The play focuses on the Jewish cabaret-style theatre in the ghetto, incorporating live music and including as characters historical figures such as Jacob Gens, the chief of the Jewish Police and later Head of the ghetto. It is part of a triptych of plays about the resistance movement, which also includes Adam and Underground.

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Fort Wayne Philharmonic: Violins of Hope

Tickets Required
Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Closing Concert  

Andrew Constantine, conductor 
Igor Yuzefovich, violin 

Sixteen violins that survived the Holocaust. Three composers banned by the Nazis. Violins of Hope tell stories of defiance, resilience, and legacy, a testament to the power of music.

Bricht – Verwehte Blätter, Op. 18b (8 Small Pieces for Orchestra)
Mendelssohn – Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64 
Williams – Three pieces from Schindler’s List 
Mahler – Symphony No. 1 in D major, “Titan”

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Ghetto

Tickets Required
Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 8:00 pm
Purdue University Fort Wayne Williams Theatre; 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd., 46805

Purdue Fort Wayne Department of Theatre

Ghetto (Hebrew: גטו) is a play by Israeli playwright Joshua Sobol about the experiences of the Jews of the Vilna Ghetto during Nazi occupation in World War II. The play focuses on the Jewish cabaret-style theatre in the ghetto, incorporating live music and including as characters historical figures such as Jacob Gens, the chief of the Jewish Police and later Head of the ghetto. It is part of a triptych of plays about the resistance movement, which also includes Adam and Underground.

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