An Evening with Eugene Drucker and Marija Stroke: Holocaust Education Month Launch Event
Renowned Grammy award winning violinist Eugene Drucker & pianist Marija Stroke to perform benefit concert for Holocaust Survivors. This is a joint initiative of Jewish Family Services of Ottawa and Jewish Federation of Ottawa to mark the launch of Holocaust Education Month.
Mr. Drucker made headlines around the world, including the Huffington Post on June 2, 2015 and in the Ottawa Citizen on June 3, 2015, for a concert he played in Israel with the Raanana Symphonette Orchestra in Israel, completing his father’s interrupted performance from 80 years earlier. Ernest Drucker was asked to leave the stage after the Nazi’s demanded a stop to the 1933 performance of a Brahms Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77 in Cologne Germany, so as not to have a Jew taint “Aryan” culture.
On November 1st, 2015, world renowned violinist Eugene Drucker, accompanied by pianist Marija Stroke, will be performing this same concert at the National Gallery of Canada as part as fundraising Gala concert for Jewish Family Services of Ottawa. Proceeds from this special evening will go directly to provide social and recreational programming for Russian speaking Holocaust Survivors and Russian Jewish Seniors. Programs offered for Survivors at Jewish Family Services help breaks isolation and greatly reduces depression that is common amongst this population.
Mark Zarecki, Executive Director of Jewish Family Services: “We are honoured that Mr. Drucker has agreed to perform in Ottawa and have the proceeds from the evening go to Jewish Family Services in order to help us provide the services and support that these frail and aging populations require.”
$180 includes tax receipt and reception
$50 general admission