A Century of Wisdom
The subject of the Academy Award–winning documentary The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life, Alice Herz-Sommer was the world’s oldest Holocaust survivor when she died on February 23, 2014. A Century of Wisdom is the true story of her life—an inspiring story of resilience and the power of optimism.
Caroline Stoessinger, a pianist, has appeared on the stages of Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center and for twenty-five years has performed with the Tokyo String Quartet and the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra.
Stoessinger produced the televised dedication of the Schindler violin at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and the first New York production of Brundibár. She has played in concert halls from Tokyo and Prague to Spillville, Iowa, and for many years served as the artistic director at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine.
Friends on Caroline
“Your ideas, music and thoughts offer added inspiration as the President works to ensure that every American’s future is filled with courage, hope and confidence.”
“My husband and I will never forget your program at the Folger Shakespeare Library, and thank you for your inspiring work.”
“Thank you for the message of your inspired concert.. I was deeply moved.”
“I thank Caroline Stoessinger for this great and moving program”.
“You made the tears run down my face. Thank you for the beautiful Tribute.: And thank you for your understanding of my country and of our struggles."
“Caroline Stoessinger is simply brilliant.”
“My heart is always with you. You inspire us all.”
“Caroline Stoessinger has educated thousands and thousands through her writing and production of unique, inspiring programs."
“Your program was magical, mystical, memorable and the most moving event I have ever attended.”