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Wunderkinder & Ed

March 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Wunderkinder


Directed by: Marcus O. Rosenmüller
Hudson Valley Premiere
Germany, 2011
Feature, Drama, War, Children in the Holocaust, Musical Prodigies
96 minutes
German with subtitles


Set in Ukraine in 1941, this World War II drama from the producers of Europa, Europa tells the story of three children brought together by their love of music, and torn apart by a world gone mad. Siblings Abrascha (violinist) and Larissa (pianist) Brodsky are Jewish musical Wunderkinder (child prodigies) living in Ukraine under Russian rule. They befriend a young German girl, Hannah Reich, a budding violinist who lives in the town with her family, and the three become inseparable friends. Their world is one of curiosity, joy and talent. When Germany declares war on the Soviet Union, the Jewish Brodsky’s help the German Reich family to hide. Quickly though, the German Army arrives in town, and now it’s the turn of the Reich family to try to save their Jewish friends. Due to the insanity of grown-ups, at home and abroad, the children’s world is turned upside down. Winner of 8 Film Festival Best Film Awards.
Sponsored by
Good Samaritan Hospital;
Dr. Doris Herzfeld, Dr. Yochanan Burnstein & Family, Eye Physicians Of Orange County;
The Levin Family, Inloving Honor Of Barbara N. Oransky, Member Of Film Festival Committee

Ed

Directed by: Marcus O. Rosenmüller
Hudson Valley Premiere
USA, 2016
Documentary, Violinist, Rockland Seniors, Music
12 minutes


Ed, is a film about Rockland’s Edward Simons: violinist, violin teacher, conductor, and inspiration. If activity level is a clue to one’s age, then Simons is still a young man, at 100 years old. Ed wakens with a vitality driven by his passion for music. He played violin in the Pittsburgh Symphony, was conductor of the American Ballet Theater, and had a long career conducting on Broadway. Sixty four years ago he founded the Rockland Symphony Orchestra, for which he is still Music Director and Conductor. He helped establish the Community Music School, now the Rockland Conservatory of Music.
Sponsored by
Good Samaritan Hospital;
Dr. Doris Herzfeld, Dr. Yochanan Burnstein & Family, Eye Physicians Of Orange County;
The Levin Family, In Loving Honor Of Barbara N. Oransky, Member Of Film Festival Committee


AFTER THE FILM ED THERE WILL BE A SHORT MUSICAL PERFORMANCE WITH ED AND HIS PRODIGIES.
MUSICAL PROGRAM – tribute to Rockland’s own Maestro, Edward Simons
1. Hungarian Dance #5
Composed By: Johannes Brahms
2. Larissa’s Lied
Composed By: Martin Stock

Music will be performed by:
Edward Simons (Conductor, Founder, and Musical Directorof the Rockland Symphony Orchestra),
Karen Gilbert (Concertmistress, Principal violinist of the Rockland Symphony Orchestra),
Annamae Goldstein (Member of the Orchestra of the New York Metropolitan Opera),
Heather Vogel (member of the Hudson Valley Philharmonic and the Rivertown string quartet)

Students featured in the film, Ed (Raphael Burnstein, Jacob Tong, and Ariella Burnstein) will join the musicians on stage
and together with the entire audience will wish Rockland County’s beloved maestro a Happy 100th birthday!

After the films q&A ends
JO SIMONS WILL BE SELLING AND SIGNING HER BOOK ABOUT ED. 20% OF THE SALES WILL BE DONATED TO ROCKLAND CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC


ANNAMAE GOLDSTEIN
Annamae Goldstein received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the Juilliard School. While in school she became a member of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and played there for two years before moving on to the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in 1990. Her current position with the Met is enhanced by her chamber music pursuits. Annamae is the founding member and a violinist in the Iris String Quartet. She has played with the Met Opera Chamber Ensemble, was a winner of the Artists International Competition as a member of the West End Chamber players, and has also performed with the Lyric Chamber Music Society of New York, Music Amici, the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival, and the Cicada Chamber Players. Summer festivals past and present include Tanglewood, Schleswig-Holstein, Wyndham Chamber, Colorado Music Festival and Lake Tahoe Music Festivals. Annamae teaches privately and has taught at the Trevor Day School in New York City as well as at the French Woods Summer Music Festival.

Annamae played in the Rockland Suburban Symphony under the tutelage of Ed Simons in high school. She and Ed play Jewish songs and show tunes “for the old folks” every Wednesday at the FountainView community in Monsey, New York.

KAREN GILBERT, violin–a former student of Dorothy DeLay and a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, is concertmaster of the Rockland Symphony Orchestra. She has been a member of the Gotham Piano Trio, the Huntington Trio and Piano Quartet, and was formerly violinist of the River Trio. She has toured Europe as a violinist with the Allegro Chamber Ensemble. Karen freelances regularly with a number of different orchestras in the New York area and has recorded for Folkways Records and A&M Records.

Details

Date:
March 26
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Categories:
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Website:
http://jccrockland.org/film-festival/

Organizer

Elizabeth Rosenblum
Email:
elizabethr@jccrockland.org

Venue

Lafayette Theater
7 Lafayette Ave
Suffern, NY 10901 United States
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