ex concentration camp orchestra

Free Film – Creating Harmony: The Displaced Persons’ Orchestra from St. Ottilien

October 6, 2016
7 p.m.
The White Theatre at the Jewish Community Campus

Described as a remarkable documentary about renewal, resistance and resilience, this documentary explores the history of the Ex-Concentration Camp Orchestra through photographs, archival footage, concert programs and interviews with participants, audience members and witnesses. MCHE will host a free screening of Creating Harmony. A dessert reception will follow the program.

The film, narrated by Tovah Feldshuh, will be introduced by principal producer Dr. John J. Michalczyk, professor/co-director of film studies and current chair of the Fine Arts Department at Boston College. Dr. Michalczyk has produced and directed twelve documentaries, having scripted eight of them. Several have received regional Emmy Awards among other distinctions.

Creating Harmony is offered in conjunction with MCHE’s Return to Life Concert. Concert patrons making commitments of $1,000 or more by October 3 will be recognized at the film.

Seating begins at 6:30 p.m. for those making reservations by October 3 others will be seated at 6:45. Please call 913-327-8196 or email rsvp@mchekc.org to make complimentary reservations for the film.

Theater fees have been underwritten by the White Theatre Grantor Fund at the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Kansas City.

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