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Kentucky Country Day students perform in Holocaust-era opera

Two children, working to save their mother, join forces with a group of animals to defeat the town’s villainous organ grinder. The story, an opera called “Brundibár,” is a fairy tale, but it was first performed in some of the cruelest conditions at a Nazi concentration camp.

This weekend it will be performed by fourth-graders at Kentucky Country Day School. “I hope they (the students) have the experience of seeing an extremely beautiful piece of music that has a much deeper meaning to it,” said Jeannine Ary, the musical director. “We felt it was an honor to perform this music.” (FULL ARTICLE: Emily Hagedorn, The Courier Journal)