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Why Violinist Daniel Hope Calls Himself A Musical Activist / Colorado Public Radio

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LISTEN TO THE Colorado Public Radio INTERVIEW with Daniel Hope.

Here's part of the transcript - Classical violinist Daniel Hope calls himself a musical activist. He collaborated on "Terezin," a album of music by composers who died during the Holocaust. He released another disc, "Escape to Paradise," in 2014 to explore music by Jewish composers who fled Europe and wrote film music in Hollywood during the 1940s. And he works with Live Music Now, a charity that sends musicians out of the concert hall to connect with listeners -- including students with special needs and hospital --  in their communities.   

The violinist spoke with CPR Classical about his recordings and career while preparing for a concert at Aspen Music Festival and School. Hope, an astronomy buff who released a collection of celestial-themed music in 2013, also talked about how the recent photos from Pluto delighted him.