The Children of Willesden Lane at Carnegie Mellon University
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The Children of Willesden Lane at Carnegie Mellon University

November 15, 2018 , 7:30 pm

The Children of Willesden Lane at Carnegie Mellon University
description: 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 England, 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.

Following sold-out theatrical runs in London, New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, Grammy-nominated American concert pianist Mona Golabek — Lisa Jura’s daughter — comes to Carnegie Mellon University to perform The Children of Willesden Lane. The performance is held in cooperation with Classrooms Without Borders’ Pittsburgh Willesden READ, which donated books to and reached through classroom instruction more than 14,000 students.

This production, based on the best-selling book of the same name by Ms. Golabek and Lee Cohen, will inspire as it celebrates the triumph of the human spirit and the power of music to transcend the unimaginable.
start-date: 2018-11-15
start time: 7:30 pm
end date: 2018-11-15
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event address: Kresge Theatre, Carnegie Mellon University
event organizer: Justin Vellucci
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event cost: Free


November 15, 2018
7:30 pm
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