The unique and inspiring story of Jewish musician Alma Rosé, presented by Raanana Symphonette, as a moving testimony to the triumph of the Human Spirit, and Music.
The tribute concert to Alma Rosé is a unique project, combining video, singing, acting and playing, thereby presenting the story of this unique musician, who had a prolific career, directed a Viennese female orchestra which had toured Europe, and later was arrested by the Gestapo and sent to Auschwitz.
Even there, her prodigious talents were acknowledged. She led the Auschwitz Women Orchestra, conducted it, orchestrated and sometimes played as a solo violinist. Thanks to her vision and devotion, she managed to save many Jewish women musicians from a terrible destiny.
The concert, first performed in 2007, won the prestigious Engel award, presented to the orchestra for its "unique contribution to the preservation of the Jewish heritage". The concert was performed in Israel, in Canada during Holocaust week, and at the European Parliament in Brussels, to commemorate the International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
In view of the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II, the Raanana Symphonette presents again this unique, important event, during the International Holocaust Day, outside the Concert Season program.