Sunday, April 28, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
ORWITZ ROOM – ARNSTEIN JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER]
THE SUITCASE with Tim Lorsch
A One-Man Musical Holocaust Story
The Suitcase tells the extraordinary true story of Tim Lorsch’s German-Jewish family’s survival of the Holocaust through original music and narrative storytelling.
In 2016, Lorsch received a suitcase sent to him in Nashville from an antique shop in Czechoslovakia. It was the suitcase his great uncle, Julius Israel Lorsch, took with him to a concentration camp. The arrival of this piece of family history sparked an idea to create music to tell his family’s story. Using looping technology he is able to layer different instruments together live on stage and weave his songs into the narrative. Lorsch writes that this project “reflects the hopes, dreams, resilience and vulnerability of the immigrant experience.”
Tim Lorsch began playing the violin at age seven. A Nashville based producer, session player, arranger and songwriter, Tim has the rare ability to respectfully serve the story being told with finite musical insight and expertise. Over his 40 year career, he has produced critically acclaimed records, played on thousands of recordings, and made contributions to Grammy and Emmy award winning projects.