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ABOUT THE EVENING
Internationally-acclaimed concert pianist, MONA GOLABEK, returns to Dallas in this inspiring and dynamic multi-media stage production that will challenge audiences to expand their awareness and understanding of the ethical implications of world events such as the Holocaust, and through the power of music, will embolden the human spirit to speak up in the face of prejudice, hatred, and indifference.
All tickets include complimentary parking, access to the pre-show cocktail reception, and seating for the performance. Sponsors enjoy additional enhanced benefits such as premium seating and VIP access to the post-event Sponsor Reception that will feature cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and an exclusive Q&A with Mona Golabek.
About the Production
The May 13, 2020 event will feature Mona Golabek narrating the story of her mother, Lisa Jura, and her escape on the Kindertransport through a classical piano repertoire - Bach and Beethoven, Chopin, and Rachmaninoff. The performance is based on her book, The Children of Willesden Lane. We invite you to click here to get a feel for this exciting production!
In 1938, 14-year-old Lisa Jura was a musical prodigy in Vienna who hoped to become a concert pianist. Her dreams were interrupted when Hitler’s armies advanced. Her parents were forced to make the difficult decision to secure safe passage to London aboard the Kindertransport for only one of their three daughters. They chose to send Lisa, believing her talent would give her strength and could help reunite them one day. There, in a hostel on Willesden Lane, Lisa’s music became a beacon of hope for her, as well as other displaced children who would cheer her on as she fought to realize her musical dreams.
Mona Golabek describes how she came to tell her mother's story. Read more.
This is a fundraiser event benefiting the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum, a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization. All purchases are non-refundable. Proceeds from this fundraiser support the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum’s annual operating budget, including its year-round educational and community outreach initiates. CLICK HERE to learn more.