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The Inextinguishable Project

The Inextinguishable Project

Cynthia Ellis, flute
Bridget Doklas, violin
Michelle Temple, harp
Timothy Landauer, cello
Robert Thies, piano

SIBINGA: Trois Images for Flute and Harp (1954)
MARTINU: Madrigal Sonata for Flute, Violin and Piano (1941)
MARTINU: Trio for Flute, Cello and Piano (1944)

Pacific Symphony flute and piccolo player Cynthia Ellis created “The Inextinguishable Project” to bring light to some of the masterful music written in spite of the conflict and oppression of World War II. Her concert explores the music of two composers who overcame political and geographical circumstances to bring their music to the world. Theo Smit Sibinga walked out of prison camp carrying a suitcase in one hand and the broken remains of his cello in the other. Bonluslav Martinu, blacklisted by the Nazis, fled Paris, sleeping on train platforms while trying to get to America. Both survived to write music that has become “inextinguishable."

Admission is free; no tickets are required. This concert is part of the North Orange County Community Concerts, taking place at Fullerton First United Methodist Church, 114 N. Pomona Ave., Fullerton, CA 92832. For more information, call (714) 879-6895 or visit Read more about the project in the press release.