Performance and courageous conversation:
It’s Not Too Late to Stop the Hate
Friday, October 12, 6–7:30 PM
This original, multi-media social justice performance, produced, written, and performed by cellist Janet Horvath, tells her parents’ story of surviving the Holocaust, coming to America as immigrants, and recreating their lives through music.
Janet tells her family’s story in verse, with a backdrop of projected illustrative and family photos. At five key moments, when words no longer suffice, she suspends her narration and plays cello interludes. Current social justice issues are woven into the text. Anti-racism, reconciliation, forgiveness, and empathy are themes.
The five cello interludes in the performance are all pieces Janet's father played and are themed, "Around the World with Compassion and Understanding." The selections range from Leonard Bernstein's "So Pretty" to Johann Sebastian Bach's Prelude from Suite No. 1.
Janet Horvath, associate principal cello of the Minnesota Orchestra from 1980 to 2012, is a soloist, writer, anti-racism spokesperson, and award-winning advocate for injury prevention for musicians.
Piano accompaniment is by Heather MacLaughlin, one of the Twin Cities' leading collaborative pianists.
Suitable for ages 10 and up, discussion and refreshments will follow the performance
$15 GAI members / $20 non-members | $5 students with ID
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