Musica Nova Orchestra is an Arizona organization that seeks to bring “new, neglected and familiar classic music” to the public, brought to you by emerging talent. We’ll hear more from Music Nova president and CEO, Bob Altizer, and Musica Nova violinist Rina Kubota, a 17-year-old senior at Corona del Sol High School, who will be the soloist on Musica Nova’s first concert on October 28 at the Musical Instrument Museum.
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In April 1944, Jewish prisoners Rudolf Vrba and Alfred Wetzler miraculously escaped from the Auschwitz concentration camp and fled through Nazi-occupied Poland to find refuge in Žilina, Slovakia, where they connected with the Jewish Underground. Once safe, they recounted what they left behind. Their harrowing testimony revealed the true horror of the Holocaust to the outside world, describing in forensic detail the gas chambers and the full extent of the Nazi extermination program.