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The Glass House Project

Concert in memory of the victims of the Holocaust

European Tour:

Budapest: 29 January 2015, 7.30 p.m., Budapest Music Center, 1093 Budapest, Mátyás utca 8., more information at http://bmc.hu/#!/program/1854/The_Glass_House_Project_-_Frank_London_and_his_Fellow_Musicians

Paris: 30 January 2015 8 p.m., Hungarian Institute in Paris, 92 rue Bonaparte 75006 Paris, Entry is free, more information at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Balassi Institute in New York launched a series of performances titled The Glass House Project in the framework of the Hungarian Holocaust Memorial Year 2014. The project, which uses music as an universal language to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust, is led by Frank London, Grammy Award-winning musician. The music represents the intricateness and richness of Hungarian Jewish culture and also the loss. It also points out the fact that the deportations executed by the Hungarian state and Nazi Germany and the memory of victims is a lasting reminder for those fighting hate and discrimination even today. The programme testifies to the richness of Hungarian musical culture and that of neighbouring countries, leaving space also to the Jewish cultural transfer; impressions of modern urban landscape beside the classical genres.
 
The Glass House ensemble premiered in New York in May 2014, followed by several invitations both in Europe and the United States.
 
Glass House got its name after the famous house which was established by Carl Lutz  Swiss diplomat as one of the protected 76 houses, giving shelter to thousands of Jewish citizens during the time of the terror inflicted on them by the Hungarian Arrowcross Party. The curator of the series of concerts is Frank London, connoisseur and lover of European Jewish music, who won Grammy Award with the ensemble Klezmatics. He used musical material from Central Europe which almost got lost completely due to the Holocaust. The Balassi Institute remembers Hungarian victims of the Holocaust who died 70 years ago with the Glass House Project.

There are 3 Hungarian and 4 American musicians involved in the project beside Frank London, who plays the trumpet. They are  Szirtes Edina Mókus (violin/vocals), Lukács Miklós (dulcimer) and Ágoston Béla (winds); from the United States Pablo Aslan (double bass), Aram Bajakian (guitar), Yonadav Halevy (drums) and Jake Shulman-Ment (violin).

The Glass House Project teaser video:

 

 


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