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Tu Was! (Do Something)

On November 10, 2013, Daniel Hope performed at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate for an audience of 12,000 in a ceremony honoring the victims of “Kristallnacht.” Also known as the Night of Broken Glass, the massacre of November 9–10, 1938, alerted the world to the barbarism of the Nazis. The ceremony, which marked the 75th anniversary of…

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A Distant Drum — The Story of Nat Nakasa

For the 2014 Carnegie Hall commission A Distant Drum, violinist Daniel Hope curated a unique production of music-theatre, joining forces with his father, Christopher Hope, one of South African’s most eminent novelists. A portrait in words with music by German Jazz musician Ralf Schmid, A Distant Drum tells the story of Nat Nakasa. A brilliant, irreverent…

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