11:15 a.m. REGISTRATION 12 p.m. LUNCHEON AND PROGRAM
MONA GOLABEK is the founder and president of the nonprofit organization Hold On to Your Music. She is an author, recording artist, radio host, and internationally acclaimed concert pianist. Golabek was taught piano by her mother, Lisa Jura, who along with Lisa's mother, Malka, is the subject of Golabek's book, The Children of Willesden Lane. The book tells the story of Lisa's flight from Vienna to safety in England on a Kindertransport and her courageous journey to fulfill her dream of becoming a pianist. A Grammy nominee, Golabek is a recipient of the Avery Fisher Career Grant among other awards and is the subject of several PBS television documentaries, including Concerto for Mona. She is starring in the acclaimed one-woman show The Pianist of Willesden Lane at the Royal George Theatre in Chicago, which runs through September 1.
Monday, October 7, 2013
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