Silenced Voices

Violinist Sylvia Samis performs music written in concentration camps and ghettos. Free & open to the public.

 April 22, 2018  8 pm  Blair School of Music  

The daughter of Holocaust survivors, violinist Sylvia Samis, Assistant Concertmaster Emeritus of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, will present a program featuring music written in the concentration camps and ghettos. These melodies will be performed while words written by her mother, Sabina Rosenzweig, revealing her terrifying experiences in Auschwitz and other camps, are spoken. In this way, the voices silenced by the war, those of the victims, the composers and the instruments, will now be heard again. Sylvia will be joined by her son, cellist Michael Samis, pianist Amy Dorfman and others in a special commemoration of the “Silenced Voices.”

For this performance, Sylvia Samis will perform on the Weichold Violin and MIchael Samis will perform on the German Cello by Dr. Alfred Stelzner, both from the Violins of Hope collection.

This event will take place in the Steve and Judy Turner Recital Hall. Free parking is available across from Blair in the West Garage.

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