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"Songs of Life" featuring Israel's Violins of Hope and Columbia's Varna International

Koger Center for the Arts
1051 Greene Street
Columbia 29201

Join us for the gift of music on Mother's Day May 8, 2022 at Koger Center! South Carolina musicians playing Israel’s Violins of Hope will bring the restored violins to life again. Once played by Jewish violinists who perished or survived the Holocaust death camps, they join with hundreds of other South Carolinians in statewide orchestras, choirs, and soloists to perform in the internationally recognized Varna International “Songs of Life.” The melodies of the violins will poignantly express the heroism of Bulgaria’s astounding, little-known rescue of its 49,000 Jewish citizens from the Nazis in World War II. The Long Bay Symphony, The Carolina Master Chorale, Coastal Carolina University Concert Choir, and All Horry County Children and Youth Choir-joined by Philip Kutev's colorful National Folklore Ensemble of Bulgaria-will combine for an unforgettable afternoon of music and inspiration. Holocaust Remembrance stories will kindle hearts with unity among diverse South Carolina audiences experiencing the "Never Again" message in music.

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