During Dr. Noreen Green’s residency down under in Sydney, Australia, as Music Curator and pianist for “Stories from the Violins of Hope,” she was also the invited guest lecturer and conductor of the Jewish Arts’ program “Melodies of Memory” presented at North Shore Temple Emanuel.
Music has forever been a powerful framework for holding and triggering ideas and memory.
Dr. Green discussed her involvement with the famous instrument collection, the Violins of Hope, and her experiences exploring repertoire of the Holocaust. The lecture was based on her presentation at the United Nations on the importance of music throughout Jewish history.
She conducted the combined choirs of the North Shore Temple Emanuel and Emanuel Synagogue, accompanied by Anthony Pasquill on piano and the Nomad String Quartet led by Ben Adler. The performance was followed by a wine and cheese reception with an opportunity to meet the artists.
Following the event, the Jewish Arts and Dr. Green received this recognition from the New South Wales Parliament, presented by Matt Cross, Member of Parliament for Davidson, who attended the event.
Click the links below to learn more about the UN lecture.
More information related to Dr. Green’s trip to Australia.