Along the Trade Route concert with violinists Cookie Segelstein (Klezmer), Emmanuel During (Turkish), Darcy Noonan (Celtic) and Suzy Thompson (Americana). Underwritten by Congregation B’nai Shalom and the Contra Costa JCC.
Musicians have been sharing melodies for centuries, with no regard to political and national boundaries. Irish sailors brought melodies to sea ports in Ukraine; Turks, Roma and Jews shared common songs, and Roma music has origins in India. In Along the Trade Route, we present these internationally renowned Bay Area musicians steeped in seemingly separate cultural musical traditions with an exciting and surprising common vision of musical sharing. Each violinist will be performing on a violin once owned and played by a prisoner in a Nazi concentration camp, now repaired and repurposed as an instrument of peace, social justice and hope.