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It’s Not Too Late to Stop the Hate

Friday, October 12th, 2018
6:00pm - 7:30pm 
Germanic American Institute GAI
301 Summit Avenue, Saint Paul 
Phone: 651-222-7027

Janet Horvath, cello 
Heather MacLaughlin, piano
Original Multi-media theater performance produced and written by Ms. Horvath includes narration, 180 projected photos, and cello interludes performed by Ms. Horvath. Discussion to follow.

Open to the public $15 GAI members/$20 non-members $5 students with ID. Suitable for ages 10 and up. 
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Holocaust and Genocide: Voices of Their Families' Suffering, Loss and Survival

Speaker Series: hosted by the Religious Studies DepartmentUniversity of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, WI 

Unearthing Family Secrets
Janet Horvath, cello, with Heather MacLaughlin, piano will present

Tuesday October 18th, 2018
6:30pm - 9:15pm
Room 310 Hibbard Humanities Hall
University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, Wisconsin
open to students, staff, and the community

More information here

Playing (Less) Hurt: Injury Prevention Seminar for Musicians

Seminar and Chamber Music Coaching

Franklin Pond Chamber Music
January 19-20, 2019
Location and times TBA

4835 Franklin Pond Road
Atlanta GA 30342 

More Information here

Janet participated in a special event May 2018: International Jewish-German Week

The Wolf Durmashkin Composition Award and Leonard-Bernstein-Jubilee-Concert took place May 9 and 10, 2018 and featured Janet Horvath, as cello soloist, in Max Bruch’s Kol Nidrei with a Bavarian Orchestra.

During the transformative week of reconciliation and remembrance, three Jubilee Concerts celebrated the 100th anniversary of legendary maestro Leonard Bernstein’s birth, and commemorated concerts held at the displaced persons camp in Landsberg, Germany, 70 years ago.

After the Second World War, seventeen musicians, including cellist, George Horvath, Janet’s father, all Holocaust survivors, formed the St Ottilien Orchestra and performed morale-boosting concerts in Bavaria. Two performances conducted by Leonard Bernstein were held in Landsberg in May 1948, for 5,000 DPs. Janet's performance 70 years later, in Germany, where her father played, where thousands of stateless persons languished after the horrors of the war, had special significance to her family and to other invited guests who were born in the Landsberg DP camp, and whose parents had been displaced persons there.  

Other events included the creation of The Wolf Durmashkin Composition Award for composers under the age of 35. Three prize-winning compositions were performed during the commemoration. 

See official flyer (in German)

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May 10, 1948 concert
May 10, 2018 concert 


Irving M. Klein International String Competition

Last June, Janet presented her injury prevention seminar and was a judge for the 33rd Annual Irving M. Klein International String Competition

California Music Center 
San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Ms. Horvath served on the Jury to select the winners from some of the world’s finest young string players.
Its award carries the distinction that has helped many top soloists gain prominence in the competitive world of classical music

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