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Violinist Henry Plotkin Today Honors "The Cellist of Sarajevo" at Riderwood Book Discussion

December 3, 2012

SILVER SPRING, MD (December 3, 2012) -- Riderwood residents and general public today attended a One Maryland One Book partnership event with Beltsville Library to discuss "The Cellist of Sarajevo."

The capacity crowd of 30 attendees enjoyed a performance by resident Henry Plotkin (photo)


of Aldonini's "Adagio in G Minor," the music played by the celliist in the ruins of Sarajavo to honor the dead.

The Riderwood village Square classroom was transformed to resemble a bombed out schoolroom during the Bosnian War.

Beltsville Library Branch manager Barbara Spears led the two-hour discussion held under auspices of the Mayland Humanities Council.