Watch: The Makers and Stars of 'Joe's Violin' in Conversation

Friday, September 23, 2016

From the documentary 'Joe's Violin.' From the documentary 'Joe's Violin.' (Film still)

The award-winning short documentary Joe's Violin, tells the story of 91-year-old Joseph Feingold, a Polish Holocaust survivor who donated his violin of 70 years to the WQXR Instrument Drive in 2014. That violin would go on to change the life of 12-year-old Brianna Perez, a schoolgirl from the nation’s poorest congressional district, and unexpectedly, also Feingold's.

At 7:30 pm on Friday, Sept. 23, watch a performance by some of the young musicians featured in the film, including Perez, as well as a conversation with the filmmakers and Feingold. WQXR's Jeff Spurgeon hosts the evening. 

Before the talk, you can watch Joe's Violin on The New Yorker's website.

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Comments [3]

Ron Balut from NJ

A great program and a great documentary showcasing it, however, I'm surprised you aren't able to show the documentary since the instrument donation program was the inspiration for the film. I did google it and found it at

Sep. 27 2016 01:18 PM
Jarene Pagliarulo from Staten Island

What a privilege to be in the Greene Space this evening to see the film and hear Jeff Spurgeon's interviews with Joe, Brianna, her teacher, the film producers, etc. Thank you, WQXR, for everything you give to our great city.

Sep. 23 2016 10:15 PM
Alex Chambers from TN


Sep. 23 2016 08:12 PM

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