The World Premiere of Graham Cohen’s
Unexpected Affinities:
A Holocaust Remembrance and Celebration of Life

Featuring the Paradise Winds with Special Guest Martin Goldsmith

  Sunday, January 11, 2015 – 4 PM

Central United Methodist Church, Central Avenue at Palm Lane in the Central Arts District



Arizona’s own Paradise Winds join the MusicaNova Orchestra for the world premiere of Graham Cohen’s Unexpected Affinities, a Concerto Grosso for Reed Quintet and String Orchestra, commissioned by the Selznick Tikkun Olam Foundation in memory of Holocaust survivors Max and Nina Gurin.  Also on the musical program is the Chamber Symphony of Franz Schreker, a composer whose works were dubbed “Entartete Kunst” (degenerate art) and banned by the Nazis in the 1930s.

Click here for full program notes. Click on the artist name below for their full biography.

Listen to Janine Miller’s interview of Graham and Warren Cohen
On the KBAQ-FM “Heart of the Arts” broadcast January 7, 2015