On February 21, 2015 Dr. Dijana Ihas gave a special presentation in Eugene, Oregon about her experience performing 206 concerts as a violist with the Sarajevo String Quartet during the infamous siege of Sarajevo from April 5, 1992 – February 29, 1996. Her story is both miraculous and hauntingly recent. Videos of the presentation are posted on youtube in 5 parts. Click on the images below to be taken to the videos.
PART 1/5 - "What Does it Mean to be Besieged?"
PART 2/5 - “When everything is taken away from you, humans are so intelligent they find a way to survive.”
PART 3/5 - A Glimpse Into One of the Performances
PART 4/5 - Years later, a need to understand: “Why Did I Do That?”
PART 5/5 - Why Arts? Why Music? Why Strings?
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