Curt Lowens Subject of Concerto

Broadway, television and film actor, Holocaust survivor and hero of the Dutch Resistance, Curt Lowens will appear as the narrator in Sharon Farber’s “Bestemming: Concerto for Cello, Orchestra and Narrator” on Friday, June 13 at the Beverly Hills Temple of the Arts at the Saban Theatre.

The performance will feature acclaimed cellist Ruslan Biryukov as the cello soloist appearing with the Glendale Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Frank Fetta. Actor Bill Smitrovich will serve as the event emcee.

Farber recently received her first Emmy Award nomination and is the only woman composer nominated this year. Holocaust survivor Lowens, 89, who inspired the concerto, is credited with saving 125 Jewish children and two downed American pilots during the war.

Keynote speakers will include consul generals from the countries of Germany and The Netherlands and a representative from the office of the Consul General of Israel.

Ken Howard, president of SAG-AFTRA will present Lowens with a proclamation on behalf of SAG-AFTRA’s 165,000 members for his service to humanity.

The Temple doors will open at 7 p.m. The free concert will take place at 8:30 p.m., preceded by a free Shabbat service led by Rabbi David Baron starting at 7:45 p.m. at Beverly Hills Temple of the Arts at the Saban Theatre, 8440 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills.

For further information, call the Beverly Hills Temple of the Arts at the Saban Theatre at (323) 658-9100 and visit the event’s Facebook site at

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