"Combining the horror of the Holocaust with the beauty of classical music may seem an impossibility, but concert pianist Mona Golabek has done exactly that with her book and her performance of The Children of Willesden Lane. Golabek’s live show will serve as the kickoff event to Scottsdale Community College’s 2018 Genocide Awareness Week. Her message of commitment to one’s passion, in this case music, despite seemingly insurmountable odds, inspires audiences to commit to their own passions.
The work originated as a book about her mother Lisa Jura, and has impacted thousands through the Willesden Read program. The stage show intersperses piano solos within the narrative of her mother’s survival after fleeing Vienna via Kindertransport to England and the orphanage on Willesden Lane."
Open to the public. Author Mona Golabek will join discussion by phone.
For more information, visit www.willesdenlaneaz.com