Community Partner Activities
March 17-20: Seattle Jewish Film Festival presents Winter Journey
"Winter Journey is a masterpiece. The heart of the film is a series of conversations between father and son. Martin is never seen and his father, now deceased, is wonderfully played by Bruno Ganz, sometimes sullen and withdrawn, though with flashes of good humor and an ever-present melancholy. These initially reluctant memories formed the basis of Martin Goldsmith’s captivating book The Inextinguishable Symphony, from which the filmmakers Anders Ostergaard and Erzsebet Racz have now created a fascinating spectacle that brilliantly dissolves the boundaries of the documentary genre." - Munich Merkur
March 18 at 7pm Pacific: Mina Miller interviews Martin Goldsmith
Ticket holders for Winter Journey will get a Zoom invitation.
Martin Goldsmith is the author of The Inextinguishable Symphony: A True Story of Music and Love in Nazi Germany, which tells the riveting story of the Kulturbund, an all-Jewish performing arts ensemble maintained by the Nazis between 1933 and 1941, an ensemble that included Goldsmith's parents. His book is the basis of the acclaimed film WINTER JOURNEY, co-written by Goldsmith, directed by Anders Ostergaard, and starring the late Bruno Ganz. Goldsmith is also the author of Alex's Wake: A Voyage of Betrayal and a Journey of Remembrance, the story of his grandfather and uncle, who were two of the more than 900 passengers on the ill-fated Jewish refugee ship St. Louis in 1939, and his own six-week journey in their footsteps in 2011. Goldsmith has been a classical music radio programmer and presenter for forty-nine years. From 1989 to 1999, he served as the host of "Performance Today," National Public Radio's daily classical music program, which won the coveted Peabody Award for broadcasting during his tenure. Semi-retired from Sirius XM Satellite Radio in Washington, DC, where he served as the company's Director of Classical Music Programming starting in 2000, Goldsmith now hosts music programs on weekend afternoons.
Spring 2021: Brundibar by the Seattle Youth Opera
This spring, the show must go on… online! Youth Opera Online offers young performers ages 7 – 18 the chance to learn, record and perform a virtual youth opera. The culminating video performance will be shared with family and friends at the end of the program. This eleven-week program not only fosters artistic development and expression, but also provides youth with a fun, supportive environment to connect and collaborate with their peers. This winter, youth will learn the 1944 Jewish-Czech opera Brundibár with the support of Seattle Opera teaching artists.