6:00 pm Sunday, March 5, 2017

Join The Defiant Requiem Foundation at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 5, 2017, for the Washington, D.C., premiere of The Children of Willesden Lane at La Maison Française at the French Embassy.

Fresh from her sold out theatrical runs in London, New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, American concert pianist, author, and radio host, Mona Golabek, shares her mother’s story, based on her best-selling book, The Children of Willesden Lane. Set in Vienna in 1938, and in London during the Blitz, The Children of Willesden Lane tells the true story of Lisa Jura, a young Jewish pianist who dreams about her concert debut at Vienna’s storied Musikverein concert hall. But, with the issuing of new ordinances under the Nazi regime, everything for Lisa changes, except for her love of music and the pursuit of her dream, as she is torn from her family and sent on the Kindertransport to London. Featuring the music of Grieg, Beethoven, Debussy, Bach, Chopin and more.

Proceeds from this benefit performance and dinner will support the mission, performances and educational programs of The Defiant Requiem Foundation. Invitations will be sent early in 2017. For more information, please call the Foundation office at 202-244-0220.

To read more about The Children of Willesden Lane, visit www.holdontoyourmusic.org.

To access the formal invitation, click here.

If you would like to buy a sponsorship, please email Louisa Hollman at lhollman@defiantrequiem.org.