Up Close: A Musical Conversation with the Ariel Quartet

Peninsula Jewish Community Center 800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City

Distinguished by its virtuosity, probing musical insight, and impassioned performances, the Ariel Quartet has garnered critical praise worldwide over nearly two decades. 


The Forum at Grace Cathedral

Grace Cathedral, Gresham Hall 1100 California Street, San Francisco

Forum about the Violins of Hope project with host and Dean of Grace Cathedral, Malcolm Clemens Young, speaking with Violins of Hope co-founder Avshalom Weinstein and composer Jake Heggie.


Carmel Jewish Film Festival

Carmel High School Center for the Performing Arts 3600 Ocean Avenue, Carmel by the Sea

Carmel Jewish Film Festival presents Violins of Hope" Strings of the Holocaust. Film screening, followed by discussion and performance.

Film Screening/Discussion/Performance

Lark Theatre 549 Magnolia Avenue, Larkspur

Screening of Anne Frank: Parallel Stories with narration by Helen Mirren; discussion and performance with Violins of Hope co-founder Avshalom Weinstein and violinist Cookie Segelstein; screening of Song of Names directed by Franćois Girard


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